‘Vera’ produces large quantities of small flower heads. These are a mix of tiny fertile florets and the showier sterile sepals which turn from white and cream to pink during August and September.
There is a suggestion that it may be a species in itself. It was bred before 1900 by Antoine Kort at Arboretum Kalmthout in Belgium.
Our plant has been shaped as a tree rather than a shrub and grows at the back of the bed.