‘Foxii ‘

Purple (H10) flowers, VIII–IX but very sparse; soft mid-green foliage; a very neat hummock; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm. Suitable for troughs.

In cultivation by 1867.

Unlikely, as often stated, to have been named after Walter Fox (1858-1934) as he would only have been 9 years old when it was introduced to cultivation! There are numerous other Foxes who could be the discoverer, but no likely person has been identified.