- Broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree, upright, compact, 5 ft (1.5 m) tall in 10 years. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic, oblong-elliptic to rounded, 2.5-9 cm long, 1.3-2 cm wide, obtuse or rounded at the apex, green or gray-green above, sparsely to densely scaly and more or less glaucous below. Flowers, funnel to bell-shaped, 5-lobed, 5-6.5 cm across, shades of rosy or purplish pink, unspotted or reddish markings, 10 stamens.
- -0oF, early-mid, 3/4/4. Native range from southwest Szechwan to northwest Yunnan (China) and upper Burma and southeaster Tibet, mostly between 9,000 and 13,000 ft (oreotrephes: growing on mountains).
- Cecil and Molly Smith Garden, St. Paul, Oregon.