Amethyst (H1) flowers, X–I; mid-green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Outstanding in The Heather Society trials.
Wild-collected; found in the Pyrenees near Hyères, France, by C. J. Marchant (Stapehill, Wimborne, Dorset, England) before 1932.
Named from hiemalis = of winter. This name is correctly applied to Marchant’s Pyrenees clone.