‘Purpurea’

Long racemes of bright purple (H10) flowers; VI-X; dark green foliage; height 31-45cm; spread 61-75cm. Similar to 'Atropurpurea’.

Probably based on Menziesia polifolia var. purpurea, listed by James Booth & Son (Flottbeck Nursery), Hamburg as early as 1830 (see Loudon 1838).

Named from purpureus = purple.