‘Mrs Ronald Gray’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–IX; dark green foliage; very prostrate twiggy habit; height less than 10cm; spread 31–45cm. Grows absolutely prostrate and can be walked on.

Wild-collected; found in Devon, England, by Dr Ronald Gray (Hindhead, Surrey) in 1933, and introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset) in 1936.

Named after the finder’s wife, Dr Violet Gray, who was a Vice-president of The Heather Society (1966-1983).