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Shrub, 0.6-3m. Leaves 8-15 x 3.2-5.2cm, oblong to obovate, lower surface covered with a thick, continuous or patchy rufous tomentum composed of dendroid hairs; petioles tomentose and stalked-glandular. at least when young. Flowers 10(-20), in a tight truss; calyx 5-10mm, lobes irregular; corolla fleshy, light to deep crimson, tubular-campanulate, 40-50mm; ovary densely stalked-glandular.
Distribution NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), China (S Tibet, NW Yunnan).
RHS Hardiness H3-4a.
Leaves with a continuous indumentum beneath.
Awards AM 1971 (National Trust and Countess of Rosse, Nymans); to a clone ‘Cecil Nice’ from Kingdon-Ward 8289; flowers uniform deep red above, with dark markings in throat.