‘Joseph’s Coat’

White flowers, VIII–X; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. The plant, when found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, had spikes of pink and white flowers, hence its name, but this characteristic was soon lost.

Wild-collected; found in the Uig area on the wast coast of the Isle of Lewis in 1971 by William S. Dobson (Edinburgh, Scotland); introduced by J. Ponton (Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland) in 1972.

Name is an allusion to the pink and white flowers, and the loss of this characteristic; from the Biblical story.