‘Ide’s Double’

❁ Heliotrope (H12) flowers, VII–IX; dark green foliage; open habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling, probably from ‘Ruth Sparkes‘; found by R. A. Ide (Camberley, Surrey, England) in Autumn 1974, among a group of ‘Ruth Sparkes’; propagated in 1975 and introduced by R. A. Ide about 1976. The original plant died in a drought in 1976.

Named after the finder, Richard (“Dick”) A. Ide (1918-1981: Yearbook of The Heather Society 3 (4): 13-16 (1986)), and the double flowers.