Striking purple (HIO) flowers; VI-VIII; foliage mid-green; habit: spreading; height 15cm; spread 30cm after 3 years. Wild-collected in Scotland in 2004 by Margareta Dahlin and Brita Johansson. We “took cuttings … from a plant with a striking purple colour, hoping that it would prove hardier than cultivars from south England. So far it has behaved very well”.

Nessie is the name of the Dahlins’ Portuguese water-dog: “Of course Loch Ness is in the background.”

® E.2008:05 registered on 12 May 2008 by Margareta Dahlin, Varnhem, Sweden.