Amethyst (H1) flowers, VIII–IX, in long, tapering spikes; pale green foliage, often tipped purple; upright; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

B. Proudley & V. Proudley, Heathers in colour: 180* (1974) noted that several similar clones were in cultivation in Netherlands and Germany in the 1970s, ‘and the naming is rather confused.’*

Namesd from spicatus = bearing a spike. Loudon gave this the rank of variety.