Daboecia x scotica : Hybrid St Dabeoc’s heath

A hybrid of garden origin between Daboecia azorica and Daboecia cantabrica: when these are regarded as subspecies (an opinion not maintained by The Heather Society), the hybrid is named Daboecia cantabrica nothosubsp. scotica.

Compact shrub, to 20cm (8in) in height, spreading to 45cm (18in); leaves are glossy, dark green, smaller than those of Daboecia cantabrica; flowers white to crimson, summer to late autumn.

This is ideal for ground-cover in the smaller garden and for use in tubs, troughs and hanging baskets. Suitable for USDA zone 6.