‘Joy Vanstone’

Lavender (H3) flowers, VIII–IX; straw-coloured foliage in summer, turning orange in winter; height 26–30cm; spread 46–60cm. A beautiful but under-rated, plant.

Found by J. W. Sparkes (Beechwood Nursey, Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England); introduced by J.W. Sparkes by 1963.

Named after Mrs Vanstone (Lowson Ford, Warwickshire), wife of Jack Vanstone, director of H.V. White, flower sellers, of Birmingham.