Flowers profusely with bright purple blossoms (H10) which entirely smother the plant. Compact low plant with green foliage, very slow growing. Little cutting material is available.
Wild-collected; found near Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland, by Mrs Eileen Porter about 1969; introduced by P. J. Foley, Holden Clough Nursery (Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire, England).
Named after Anne Dobbin, Mrs Eileen Porter's granddaughter (see also Calluna vulgaris 'Anne Dobbin').