‘W. G. Notley’

Amethyst (H1) flowers, VII–VIII; dark green foliage; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. A greatly improved variety of ‘Winifred Whitley’ with far larger flowers.

Wild-collected; found at Broadstone, Dorset, England, by W. G. Notley of Maxwell & Beale in 1936, and introduced by Maxwell & Beale in 1939. This is a schizopetalous cultivar of Erica cinerea and not a hybrid.

Named after the finder who worked in Maxwell & Beale’s nursery from about 1933; he died in 1968.