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A usually compact hybrid, generally intermediate between its progenitors in size and other details. Almost certainly any remaining plants in gardens called D. azorica are this. Measurements apart, this can be separated by having a very few short, glandular hairs on the corolla. A dozen or so plants of this cross have been given names. Notable are 'Bit', very compact, 5-10cm or more tall with short racemes, not always freely produced. 'Jack Drake', neat with dark red corollas. 'Cora', pale pink corollas. 'Silverwells', tidy and attractive. The best white Daboecia for the rock garden. 'William Buchanan', rosy-purple flowers and a somewhat spreading habit. 'William Buchanan's Gold' is like the last but with the advantage of some leaves wholly or partly golden all the year round.