Mauve (H2) flowers, IX–XI, numerous; downy, grey foliage; erect; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling; raised by Don Richards (Rydal Mount, Eskdale, Cumbria, England), perhaps from ‘Ax’; introduced by G. Yates (Ash Landing Gardens, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria) in 1980.

So named ‘because the plants practically disappeared in the bed; they were the same colour as the soil’, and then the tall thin flower spikes appeared