‘Mallard’

Mauve (H2) flowers, IX–X; dark green foliage; low, upright habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. Similar to Calluna vulgaris 'Mullion' but more vigorous.

Wild-collected; found in France about 1981; introduced by P. Bakhuyzen & Zonen (Boskoop, Netherlands) about 1981, but discontinued in 1984.

It is named after a French friend of the introducer.