White flowers, VIII–IX, in long spikes; mid-green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Best vigorous single white ling; ideal for cut-flowers.
'A peculiarly robust form ... notable for the great length of its flower-spike. "Mair's Variety we like better each succeeding year. In purity of whiteness, brilliance of green and in the length of the finely-tapered spikes, this recent addition to the clan must be accorded a high place even among the elect." (W. Beijerinck, Calluna. A monograph ..)