White flowers, VIII–IX, free-flowering; mid-green foliage; neat upright habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

“Chance sedlings” found by Robert Hayes (Grasmere, Cumbria, England), and introduced by Geoffrey Hayes about 1900.

Named after the finder, Robert Hayes (Yearbook of The Heather Society 1971: 28). [NB Thomas Richard Hayes (1864-1927) is listed as a nurseryman at Lake Road, Keswick.]