‘Achill Gold’

Flowers small, lilac pink above (Hll), fading almost to white underneath; VII-VIII; foliage sometime plain green, some leaves pale yellow, others yellow underneath or yellow at tips, yellow colouring appears on sides of shoots but not in any regular manner but looking as if the shoots are “sun burnt”. Leaves small, largest to 0.4cm long, less than 0.1cm across, with tightly recurved margins so that lower surface is not visible, with woolly hairs on upper side, without marginal cilia or with a few only towards tip. Hairs not glandular. Stems with short woolly hairs; habit low-growing, somewhat sprawling; height 10cm.
Collected by Aidan Brady on Achill Island, Ireland, in August 1969, and since then cultivated at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. Registered 7 November 1998: E. C. Nelson, Tippitiwitchet Cottage, Hall Road, Outwell, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE14 8PE, England.