‘The Pygmy’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–IX, very sparse; dark green foliage; forms a carpet; height less than 10cm; spread 16–20cm. This will survive a reasonable amount of trampling.

Wild-collected; found among Erica ciliaris at Arne, Wareham, Dorset, England, by D. F. Maxwell (Corfe Mullen, Dorset); introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset) by 1938.

Name alludes to its dwarf habit.