flower reddish-colored, a strong resistance to bud abscission, a strong propensity for buds to mature and flower. This sport differs from 'Dark Marie' in the hue of the tepals. Both 'Dark Marie' and 'Rudolph II' are dark cherry-red with white tubes, RHS 155A. 'Rudolph II' exhibits far less petal recurve compared to 'Dark Marie'.
rudolph II' is a sport of 'Dark Marie'. It is distinguishable by its growth habit, which combines a considerable resistance to fungal disease and nutrient deficiencies. Described as a fast grower with erect stems requiring minimal pruning.