Small (4mm long x 3mm diameter at widest ), urn-shaped flowers, with dark anthers visible at the mouth; corolla translucent at base shading to pink at lobes; II–V; foliage dark green; habit broad compact; height 50cm; spread 50cm.
This compact shrub with densely clustered small flowers is tolerant of alkaline soil and so is ideal for gardens that do not have acid soil. It will tolerate gravelly or rocky sites.’Ivory’ blooms in late winter and early spring and is frost-hardy. The individual flowers have pink lobes and notably dark anthers. This cultivar was first reported in 1978 as having been introduced by R. E. Hardwick, The Nurseries, Newick, Lewes, Sussex, but its origins are unknown. Plants grown under this name in England have malformed stamens and style but this does not affect the overall appearance.