Crimson (H13) flowers, VIII–IX; dark green foliage; upright habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

The garden 20: 203 (27 August 1881) refers to Alport’s Heather (‘the colour so deep …); introduced before 1852, and stated to have come from England (Kirchner 1864); listed by James Smith in 1867, and by Lawson (Edinburgh, Scotland) in 1874.

Name derivation not known, but assumed to refer to someone name Alport, but no-one with that name is on record. A possibility is that the name should be Allportii, after a family of nurserymen (fl 1800s) of Hackney Road, Shoreditch, London.