‘Minima Smith’s Variety’

Pink (H8) flowers, VIII–IX, sparse; bright green foliage; dwarf, erect forming a very attractive mat of green; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; a witch’s broom found near Newry, County Down, Ireland, most probably by G. N. Smith (son of Thomas Smith); introduced by Daisy Hill Nursery (Newry, Co. Down) by 1930.

Named from minimus = very little. Maxwell & Beale seem to have devised the name ‘Minima (Smith’s Variety)’, with the last words enclosed in brackets. In this case, the name refers to Thomas Smith, Daisy Hill Nursery, Newry, County Down, Ireland.