Erica carnea : corolla various shades of pink, not pure white (f. carnea)

Flower colours are indicated using the colours given in The Heather Society's colour chart, with a code of the colour; thus, H9 is the code for the colour called beetroot.

Flowering periods are indicated by Roman numerals from I to XII (each equivalent to a month); thus, for example, IX-XII means September to December (in northern hemisphere).


‘Accent’

Bright mauve (H2) flowers, I–IV; mid-green foliage; spreading habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Adrienne Duncan’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, I–IV; dark green foliage with a tinge of bronze hue; vigorous; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Has a longer flowering period than 'Vivellii' which it resembles. Seedling found at Blairgowrie (Perthshire, Scotland) by Jack Stitt and named after Lady Duncan of Jordanstoun.

‘Alan Coates’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, II–III; dark green foliage; similar habit to, but more compact than, 'Loughrigg'; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

 

‘Altadena’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers which darken to heliotrope (H12), with rose-pink (H7) sepals, I–IV; foliage yellow, the shoots tipped pink and bronze at various times throughout the year; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Similar to 'Foxhollow' but generally has a weaker constitution.

Seedling; found by Alan Taylor in his aunt's (Mrs Godbolt) garden (Altadena, Crowborough, Sussex, England) by 1973; introduced by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries (Creeting St Mary, Ipswich, Suffolk) in 1975.

Named after the house of the finder.

‘Ann Sparkes’

Rose-pink (H7) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), II–V; foliage orange turning crimson under cold stress, shoot tips bronze during the rest of the year; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm.. Distinctive and recommended;

Sport from 'Vivellii' found by J. W. Sparkes at Beechwood Nursery (Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England) about 1955, and introduced by Sparkes after 1964.

Named after two sisters-in-law of J. W. Sparkes.

 

‘Arro’

Rose-purple flowers, II–III; foliage tiny dark green leaves; very compact habit created by the many short side shoots; height 10–15cm; spread 16–20cm. It has the same habit as 'Sneznik', only even more compact and with a stronger flower colour. The mini-flowers are densely packed.

Chance seedling in Brita Johansson's garden: it "came up near to 'Sneznik' 6 or 7 years ago".

Arro is the name of one of Mrs Johansson's daughter's ferrets!

® E.2008:06 registered on 12 May 2008 by Brita Johansson, Vargon, Sweden.

‘Atrorubra’

Deep pink (H8) flowers, I–V; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; introduced (as E. herbacea) by Jongkindt-Coninck (Dedemsvaart, Netherlands); introduced by 1919.

Named from atro- = dark; ruber = red.

‘Aurea’

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), I–V; gold foliage throughout the year, shoots tipped orange in spring; neat compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Introduced by C. Verboom (Boskoop, Netherlands) by 1928.

Name aureus = golden yellow, after the colour of the foliage.

‘Aztec Gold’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers darken to heliotrope (H12), I–IV; golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter; bushy compact habit; height 20cm; spread 35cm.

Chance seedling found in pot of Erica carnea 'Treasure Trove' by David Edge in 2003 at Forest Edge Nurseries.

‘Barry Sellers’

Deep pink (H8) flowers darkening to magenta (H14), I–IV; yellow foliage turns orange in cold weather; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

This has the deepest flower colour amongst the yellow-foliaged winter heaths. Less vigorous than 'Foxhollow'.

Raised by Barry Sellers from seed collected from Erica carnea 'Aurea', found by Barry Sellers (Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, England) in 1977; introduced by Otters' Court Heathers (West Camel, Somerset) by 1988.

Named after Barry Sellers, the raiser, a member of The Heather Society.

‘Bell’s Extra Special’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, I–V, sparse; distinctive whisky-coloured foliage, flecked with orange and gold; neat tidy habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Recommended. Bred by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany) using 'Myretoun Ruby' as one of the parents. Named after the famous blended whisky, and marketed in Europe under the trade designation Whisky.

‘Beoley Pink’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, II–IV, very abundant; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Raised by J. W. Sparkes (Beoley, Worcestershire).

‘Branton Bamford’

Flowers heliotrope: II-IV; flower buds sparse, in racemes approximately 2 cm long towards the centres of long, trailing stems: foliage yellow/ green in summer: habit  semi-prostrate. A sport on Erica carnea 'Pink Cloud' found in Haythorne Nursery in 1992. Registered 22 September 1995: Mrs W. E. S. Bamford, Haythorne Nursery, Verwood, Dorset.

‘Broadstone Startler’

Mauve (H2) darkening to pale purple (H10), II–IV; dull green foliage; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. Attractive flower colour.

Replacement name for 'Startler' (introduced by 1955 by Maxwell & Beale) which is an invalid name because another cultivar of Erica had previously carried this same name. [Referred to as 'Startler' in the following, e. g. Catalogue 1955-1956, Maxwell & Beale: 5; F. J. Chapple, The heather garden: 95 (1960; revised edn) __ 119 (1964 edn); J. F. Letts, Hardy heaths & the heather garden: 76 (1966, 2nd edn); D. Small & A. Small, Handy guide to heathers: 66 (1992: 1st edn); __: 106 (2001, 3rd edn)]. Registered on 19 December 2012 by The Heather Society.

‘C. J. Backhouse’

Pale lavender (H3) flowers, III–IV; mid-green foliage; moderate spreader; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

‘Carnea’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers darken to lilac-pink (H11), III–IV; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Introduced by 1820; Loudon listed it in 1830.

Named after the latin carneus = flesh-coloured.

‘Catherine Kolster’

Deep rose-pink flowers, I–III; dark green foliage with a bronze hue; vigorous, open, spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm. Named after Mrs Catherine Kolster, the finder's wife.

‘Challenger’

Magenta (H14) flowers with crimson (H13) sepals, I–IV; dark bronze-green foliage; broad spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Of Dutch origin, it is perceived as a challenge to 'Myretoun Ruby' which it is!

‘Chanell’

Flowers heliotrope (H12); II-IV; foliage green; habit broad, spreading, compact, to 15cm tall. Chance seedling (parentage not known): found in a plastic propagation tunnel in 2000 by W. Siegers, Soerendonk, Netherlands.
A compound name, named after the finder's cousin, Chanel Liplijn, and sister-in-law, Nelly Stevens-Bogers. Registered on 10 June 2002 by W. Siegers.

‘Christine Fletcher’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), III–IV; dark green foliage; moderate spreader; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling; introduced by Messrs R. V. Roger Ltd (Pickering, Yorkshire, England) by 1982.

Named after the wife of J. C. Fletcher, heather foreman at R. V. Rogers Ltd. (Pickering, Yorkshire).

‘Clare Wilkinson’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers, I–V, in long spikes, profuse; mid-green foliage; vigorous trailing habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Claribelle’

Flowers: clear pink (same as ‘Treasure Trove’) with no hint of mauve; III-V; foliage mid-green in Summer; habit bushy, upright; height 20cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (not pruned).

Chance seedling (perhaps from ‘Rosalie’) found in 2007 at Forest Edge Nurseries by David Edge.

Named “Clear pink flower colour (pink bells)”.

® E.2010:13 registered on 8 December 2010 by David Edge, Woodlands, Wimborne, Dorset.

 

‘Columbia’

Flowers bright pink; XII-IV; foliage green; habit dwarf with needle-like leaves; height 40-60 cms, spread 40-60 cms.

‘Cordula’

Flowers salmon (H15) without any trace of blue, single, larger than normal; II-IV; foliage dark green; habit broad, erect shrub to 30cm tall, 35cm across after 3 years.

Seedling raised and selected by Kurt Kramer in 2010.

® E.2016:01 Registered on 18th February 2016 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.

‘Corinna’

Flowers cerise (H6): II-IV; foliage dark green; habit compact; height 20cm; spread 30cm after 3 years.

Seedling raised by Kurt Kramer in 2005.

® E.2010:07 registered on 14 June 2010 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

‘David’s Seedling’

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), XII–V, abundant; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm. A good floriferous heather.

Seedling; found by David McClintock in his garden at Bracken Hill (Platt, Kent, England) about 1960, and exhibited by him in the late 1960s; rooted and subsequently shown by Jack London (Norfolk) at Royal Horticultural Society shows in 1975 and 1980.

Named after David McClintock, President of The Heather Society.

‘December Red’

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), XII–II; mid-green foliage; vigorous spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Diana Young’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers from almost white buds, II–IV; foliage dark green; compact spreading habit; height to 15cm; spread to 60cm. R. S. Young found this chance seedling in his garden at Mersham, Kent, and named it after his wife.

Registered 15 April 1996: R. S. Young, Spmdleberry, Church Road, Mersham, Ashford, Kent TN25 6NS, England.

‘Dorset Sunshine’

Flowers opening lilac-pink (H11), darkening to magenta (H14) (as in ‘Wintersonne’); III-V; foliage deep golden in summer, turning lime-green in winter; habit compact (as its parent); height 15cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (not pruned).

Sport on ‘Wintersonne’ found in 2007 at Forest Edge Nurseries by David Edge.

Named by Kurt Kramer.

® E.2010:12 registered on 8 December 2010 by David Edge, Woodlands, Wimborne, Dorset.

‘Dømmesmoen’

Deep heliotrope (H12) flowers, I–V; dark green foliage; very vigorous trailing habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Probable seedling; found in Norway in 1944; introduced by Lars Odegaarden (Dømmesmoen Gantner, Norway) by 1971.

Named after a horticultural school in Norway.

‘Dwingeloo Pride’

Salmon-pink flowers (H15), I–IV; mid-green foliage; compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Seedling found by H. A. Verheul (Dwingeloo, Netherlands) and introduced by him in 1998.

‘Early Red’

Pale lilac-pink (H11) flowers, X–III; bright green foliage; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; introduced by Sherwood's Nursery (Oregon, USA) by 1968.

Name alludes to the flower colour and early-blooming habit.

‘Eileen Porter’

Magenta (H14) flowers with cream sepals, X–IV; dark green foliage; slow growing; height 16–20cm; spread 16–20cm. Has a reputation for being unreliable but still well worth trying.

Seedling from Erica carnea 'Praecox Rubra'; raised by J. W. Porter (Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland) in 1934; introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset, England) in 1940.

Named after raiser's second wife; Mrs Porter was herself a keen heather collector, finding Erica cinerea 'Little Anne', and Calluna vulgaris 'Anne Dobbin'.

‘Eva’

Light red flowers, II–III; dark green foliage which turns bronze in winter; neat compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Seedling raised by D. Lohse (Bullenkuhlen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) by 1995. It is one of the earliest red-blossomed cultivars to bloom.

‘Foxhollow Fairy’

Almost white (pale H16) flowers, aging to pink (H8), with pink (H8) sepals, XII–IV; mid-green foliage; trailing habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling, perhaps from "the two Springwoods" (i.e. 'Springwood White' and 'Springwood Pink'); found by J. F. Letts (Foxhollow, Windlesham, Surrey, England) and introduced by him about 1960.

Named after the finder's home and nursery.

‘Foxhollow’

Heliotrope (H12) to shell-pink (H16) flowers, depending on the exposure to the sun, I–IV; yellow foliage which deepens to orange-red in very cold weather, shoots tipped bronze for most of the year; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling amongst Erica carnea 'Aurea'; found at Foxhollow (Windlesham, Surrey, England) by J. F. Letts by 1969; introduced by J. F. Letts. The holotype of f. aureifolia D. C. McClintock was from 'Foxhollow'.

Named after the finder's home and nursery.

‘Gelber Findling’

Pink flowers, I–III; orange-green foliage and shoots tipped yellow in summer; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm In habit similar to 'Lesley Sparkes', which has greener foliage.

Chance seedling found in his garden by Fritz Kircher (Hamburg, Germany).

Name means the yellow foundling.

Registered 1 September 1994: Fritz Kircher, Hamburg, Germany.

‘Gelderingen Gold’

Crimson (H13) flowers, II–IV; yellow-green foliage in summer, taking on a bronze tinge in winter; broad, spreading habit. A selected seedling from a deliberate cross between 'Foxhollow' and 'Myretoun Ruby' made by H. M. J. Blum (Gelderingen, Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands) in 1984. Gelderingen is the part of Steenwijkerwold where Herman Blum lives. Registered on 29 October 2002 by J. G. Flecken and G. van Hoef.

‘Gracilis’

Bright lilac-pink (H11) flowers, XI–II; dull green foliage; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

Wild-collected; found in Switzerland by Richard Potter of Backhouse Nurseries; introduced by Backhouse Nurseries (York) Ltd in 1911.

Named after the latin for slender.

‘Hamburg’

Purple (H10) flowers, I–III; dark green foliage; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. A seedling found in his garden by Fritz Kircher (Hamburg, Germany) in 1987. Registered 1 September 1994: Fritz Kircher, Hamburg, Germany.

‘Heathwood’

Lilac-pink (H11) and cerise (H6) flowers, aging to magenta (H14), with cerise (H6) sepals, II–IV; dark bronze-green foliage; neat habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; found by J. H. Brummage in his nursery, Heathwoods Nursery, Taverham, near Norwich, Norfolk, England, about 1950; introduced by Jack Brummage in 1957

Named after Jack H. Brummage's original nursery.

‘Hilletje’

Dark lilac-pink (H11) flowers, darkening to heliotrope (H12), XII–II; green-gold foliage in summer changing to orange-red in winter; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. A sport from 'Praecox Rubra'.

‘Jack Stitt’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, I–V; mid-green foliage, sometimes the young shoots hav red tips in spring; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

‘James Backhouse’

Lavender (H3) flowers, III–IV; mid-green foliage; loose straggly habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; found in Switzerland by Richard Potter of Backhouse Nurseries; introduced by Backhouse Nurseries (York) Ltd in 1911.

Named after James Backhouse III (1861-1945), proprietor of Backhouse Nurseries (York) Ltd. (see Occasional papers, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin 8: 44-45 (1996)).

‘January Sun’

Pink flowers, XII–III, sparse; golden foliage; very compact; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. A slow-growing plant suitable for tubs and window boxes, a sport from 'Winter Beauty'.

Found by A. Berg (Dunton Basset, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England) about 1973; introduced by Bressingham Gardens (Diss, Norfolk) by 1982.

Name is an allusion to the foliage colour.

‘Jason Attwater’

Lilac-pink flowers (H11) rapidly darkening to pink (H8), II–IV; mid-green foliage, with prolific creamy yellow young shoots in spring and summer; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm. Collected near Lake Plansee, Austria, and named in memory of an infant son of a friend of the finder. Registered 19 February 1993: David Small, Creeting St Mary, UK.

‘Jean’

Magenta flowers, I–III; dark green foliage; neat compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. A selected seedling from a deliberate cross between 'Myretoun Ruby' and 'Heathwood' made by John Hall and named after his wife, Jean Barbara. it has a deeper colour, larger flowers and blossoms earlier than 'Heathwood'.

‘Jennie Nimlin’

Flowers heliotrope (H12), calyx slightly darker than corolla; III-V (in Sweden); foliage green, yellow and orange in Spring, later deep golden; habit compact, to 15cm tall, to 30cm across in 4 years. Overall appearance is softer than any other Erica carnea.
Chance seedling in John Proudfoot's garden, Methven, Perthshire, Scotland, c. 1995. Registered on 13 February 2005, by Brita Johansson, Musselvagen 3, 468 34 Vargon, Sweden.

‘Jennifer Anne’

Pink (H8) flowers darken to heliotrope (H12), XI–IV; dark green foliage; neat and compact habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. One of the earliest winter heaths to blosson.

Seedling found by Geoff Yates (Tabramhill Gardens, Newstead Abbey Park, Nottinghamshire, England) in 1960s; introduced by Geoff Yates.

Named after Mrs Geoffrey Yates.

‘John Kampa’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, I–IV; dark green foliage; vigorous; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found in John Kampa's Conifer Nurseries, West End, Woking, Surrey.

Named after nursery owner, and son-in-law of Underwood.

‘John Pook’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers which are white in bud giving a bicoloured effect, I–III; mid-green foliage; strong growing plant; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

A seedling found by D. Cox in 1975 in his own garden at Syston, Leicestershire; introduced by Goscote Nurseries (Crossington, Leicestershire) in 1983.

Named after a nursery foreman.

‘King George’

Pink (H8) flowers, XII–III; dark green foliage; very compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm. One of a series of clones collected in Switzerland by Richard Potter of James Backhouse Nursery, York.

‘Kramers Rubin’

Deep pink flowers, II–IV; dark green foliage; very compact; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany). Similar to 'Lohses Rubin'. Ideal for patio planting. Calluna vulgaris 'Winter Rubin'  is a legitimate replacement name for 'Kramer's Rubin'  requested by the introducer.

‘Lake Garda’

Pale pink (H8) flowers, I–III; dark green foliage; vigorous spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Named after the place in Italy where it was collected by David McClintock.

‘Lesley Sparkes’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, XI–IV; mid-green foliage, shoots tipped with salmon and gold particularly in spring; slow growing; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm. A sport from 'King George'.

‘Little Peter’

Shell-pink flowers, II–IV; mid-green foliage; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Lohses Rubin’

Magenta (H14) flowers, I–III; dark green foliage; habit very compact; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

Found by M. Lohse (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) and rated highly in trials at Bad Zwischenahn, Germany.

‘Lohses Rubinschimmer’

Soft rose flowers deepening to bright carmine, III–IV; mid-green foliage; close compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. A seedling raised by D. Lohse (Bullenkuhlen, Schleswig–Holstein, Germany) by 1995.

‘Loughrigg’

Pink (H8) flowers deepening through rose-pink (H7) to heliotrope (H12), I–V; dark green foliage with shades of bronze; vigorous spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm. Outstanding.

Possible seedling of Erica carnea 'Vivellii'; found by G. Hayes (Grasmere, Cumbria, England), and introduced by Robert Hayes by 1948; available from Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset) in 1946.

Named after one of the Lake District's fells, between Grasmere and Ambleside.

‘March Seedling’

Pale heliotrope (H12) flowers, II–V, abundant; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm. One of the later winter heaths to blossom.

‘Margareta Dahlin’

Flowers smaller than usual: corolla magenta (H14), calyx deep magenta (H14); III-V (in Sweden); earliest cultivar to flower in Sweden; foliage deep rusty in Spring, later deep golden; habit spreading to 15cm tall, 40cm across in 5 years.
Seedling; found and propagated by John Proudfoot, Almondel Nursery, Methven, Perthshire, Scotland, c. 1995. Registered on 13 February 2005, by Brita. Johansson Musselvagen 3, 468 34 Vargon, Sweden.

‘Margery Frearson’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, I–III; green foliage in summer turning yellow-bronze in winter; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

A sport from 'Queen Mary'; found by W. D. Frearson (Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, England); introduced by 1982.

Named after the finder's wife, Margerie, and is a typographical error.

‘Martin’

Pink flowers, II–IV; dark green foliage; open spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. A sport, of Dutch origin, from 'Rubinteppich' and named after the finder's son.

‘Moonlight’

Flowers pale pink; foliage yellow-green, turning orange in winter; habit more compact than 'Foxhollow'.

A seedling raised by nurseryman, P. Bakuysen, Boskoop.

‘Mrs Sam Doncaster’

Pink (H8) flowers, XII–V; grey-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

Collected in Switzerland by Richard Potter and introduced by Backhouse Nurseries (York) Ltd. in 1911 (as E. carnea 'Mrs Samuel Doncaster').

Named after Emma Gertrude (nee Barber) (1853-1937), wife of Mr Doncaster, Quaker steel maker and friend of George Backhouse. Although the cultivar name originally was ‘Mrs Samuel Doncaster’, McClintock (1969) recommended using ‘Mrs Sam Doncaster’. This latter spelling is in common use, and is being proposed for conservation under the ICNCP (1995, Art. 14). The proosal was accepted by the ICNCP in November 2003.

‘Myretoun Ruby’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers darkening through magenta (H14) to crimson (H13), I–V; dark green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Raised from seed at Myretoun (Menstrie, Clackmannonshire, Scotland) by A. Porteous.

‘Nadja’

Flowers purple (H10); II-IV;  foliage orange-brown; habit compact; height 20cm; spread 30cm after 3 years.

Sport on ‘Nathalie’ found at Heidekulturen Marohn & Häger, Apen-Tange, about 2006. “This mutant is protected in Germany as 'derived variety' by the initial variety 'Nathalie'.

® E.2010:05 registered on 14 June 2010 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

‘Nathalie’

Purple (H10) flowers, I–IV; dark green foliage; neat, compact, upright habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany): deepest and brightest cultivar of the winter heath.

‘Netherfield Orange’

White flowers turning pink, II–III; gold foliage deepening to orange in winter, and the young shoots tipped yellow; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found as a seedling in a bed of 'Springwood White'; found by H. H. Ballantyne (Netherfield Fruit Farm, near Beeswing, Dumfries, Scotland) by 1985; introduced by H. H. Ballantyne.

Named after the nursery where it originated, at Dumfries, Scotland.

‘Oriënt’

Magenta (H14) flowers with lilac-pink (H11) sepals, II–IV, abundant; dark green foliage with light green shoot-tips in spring; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

A sport from 'Vivellii'; found by R. Zaal (Hazerswoude, Netherlands) in 1977; introduced by P. Bakhuyzen & Zonen (Boskoop, Netherlands) in 1985

‘Pallida’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers which darken, XII–V, small; dull green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

‘Pink Cloud’

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to deep heliotrope (H12), II–III; fresh-green foliage; open spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

‘Pink Mist’

Pink (H8) flowers, I–III; mid-green foliage; open, spreading habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' crossed with 'Springwood White'; raised by John Hall in 1986 at Windlesham Court Nurseries (Windlesham, Surrey, England); selected by Hall, and introduced after 1991.

Name alluding to the flower colour.

‘Pink Pearl’

Lilac pink (H11) flowers, XI–IV; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Pink Spangles’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers getting darker, I–V; mid-green foliage; vigorous spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Found as a seedling in the garden at Saffron Meadow (Devon).

‘Pirbright Rose’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, XII–III; grey-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

Seedling; found by C. R. Roots Nursery (Pirbright, Surrey, England); introduced by C. R. Roots about 1933. Plants '... may also have been distributed under the name 'Pirbright Pink'.'

Named after a town in Surrey where the introducing nursery was situated.

‘Polden Pride’

Mauve (H2) flowers with heliotrope (H12) tips, I–III; mid-green foliage; vigorous; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling found at Polden Acres Nursery (Edington, near Bridgwater) about 1980.

Named after the place where it was found.

‘Porter’s Red’

Magenta (H14) flowers, I–V; dark green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Very similar to 'Myretoun Ruby', but blooms earlier in milder districts.

Of American origin.

‘Praecox Rubra’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, XI–V; dark green foliage sometimes tinged brown; vigorous with a semi–prostrate habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Prince of Wales’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers, XI–V; mid-green foliage, and the leaves have a distinctive curl; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Collected in Switzerland by R. Potter and introduced by James Backhouse, York. Named after the eldest son of King George V.

‘Queen Mary’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers with pale pink base, burnt sienna tips., Nov-Mar, with dark green foliage. 20cm tall, 40cm spread.Heliotrope (H12) flowers, XI–III; dark green foliage; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Collected in Switzerland by R. Potter and introduced by James Backhouse, York.

Named in honour of the consort of King George V.

‘Queen of Spain’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers shading to shell-pink (H16) at the base, XI–V; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Collected in Switzerland by R. Potter and introduced by James Backhouse, York. Named in honour of a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria.

‘Red Rover’

Deep pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), II–III, in long spikes; mid-green foliage; vigorous trailing habit; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling; found by J. Anderson in Broadhurst Nursery (Grampound, near Truro, Cornwall, England) in 1974; introduced by Felsberg Nurseries (Liskeard, Cornwall).

Name alludes to the habit and flower colour.

‘Red Shift’

Flowers ruby; foliage dark green with bronze tips; habit open.Faster growing than 'Nathalie'. A seedling found on his nursery by John Proudfoot,Almondell Nursery, Methven, Perthshire, in 1990.

‘Robert Jan’

Heliotrope flowers, XII–II; dark green foliage; vigorous, trailing habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Darker than 'December Red'. Of Dutch origin; named after the raiser's son.

‘Romance’

White flowers with a slight violet blush, II–IV; light green foliage; open spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found by S. Ketelaar in a private garden in Holland in 1985. Named in September 1993 and introduced by G. van Hoef (Barneveld, Netherlands).

‘Rosalie’

Bright pink flowers, I–IV; bronze-green foliage; low upright flowering stems making it suitable for growing in pots; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Highly recommended. Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany).

‘Rosantha’

Very attractive rose pink (H7) flowers with little hint of blue, III–IV; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany); raised by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany) in 1981; introduced in 1992. Clone ERI 8; submitted for plant breeders' rights in Germany on 23 March 1992; rights granted on 27 October 1993.

‘Rosea’

Clear pink (H8) flowers, I–III, sparse; dark green foliage; height to 20cm; spread to 40cm. Not a good plant: shy flowering and poor growth.

Named from roseus = rose-pink.

‘Rosy Gem’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, I–V; dark green foliage; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Available from Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset, England) in 1946; that nursery may have introduced this cultivar.

Named after an allusion to the flower colour.

‘Rosy Morn’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, XI–IV, abundant; mid-green foliage; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

‘Rotes Juwel’

Beetroot (H9) flowers, XI–IV; dark green foliage turning reddish in winter; slow growing; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. The flowers are redder than all other cultivars of winter heath. Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany).

‘Rubens’ Palette’

Magenta (H14) flowers, larger than normal, I–IV; dark green foliage deepening to bronze-green in winter; compact, broad spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Of Dutch origin found by Albert Bosch about 1985 at nursery. Registered on 29 October 2006 by Albert Bosch, Westerlee, Netherlands.

‘Rubinteppich’

Heliotrope–magenta (H12/H14) flowers, I–IV; mid-green foliage; vigorous; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Rubra’

Deep lilac-pink flowers; I-III; foliage dark green; height 15cm; spread 40cm.

This name was in use as early as 1838. Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset, England) used the name in the 1920s for a 'very dark early' cultivar.  'Rubra' may be synonymous with Erica carnea 'Praecox Rubra' pre-1911; and also with Erica carnea 'Vivellii' (1906-1911).

Named after ruber = red.

‘Ruby Glow’

Magenta (H14) flowers, I–V; mid-green foliage; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Probably from Jongkindt Conuicks (Dedemsvaart, Netherlands); introduced by Conuicks in 1921.

Name alludes to the colour of the flowers.

‘Ryan’

Magenta (H14) flowers, I–V; greenish gold foliage in spring with striking orange-red shoots in early summer; spreading compact habit; height 15cm; spread 30cm.

Chance seedling found by Jos Flecken in 2004 in his garden at Kerkrade.

Named after Ryan Doveren (born 2000), grandson of finder, son of Colette Flecken and John Doveren.

® E.2008:07 registered on 3 July 2008 by J. G. Flecken, Kerkrade, Netherlands.

‘Sally’

Flowers single, small, crowded on shoot tips in dense spike; corolla c. 5mm long, rose pink (H7); calyx paler, lobes to 2.5mm long; anthers dark; I-IV; foliage “lemon yellow” throughout the year (RHSCC 145A Yellow-green group: plant from shadehouse in December); leaves to 10mm long; habit compact shrub to 15cm tall, 25 cm across in 3 years (not pruned).

Sport on ‘Saskia’ found by David Edge in 2015 at Forest Edge Nurseries.

Named by David Edge after his daughter-in-law, mother of Saskia.

® E.2016:04 Registered on 7th of December 2016 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Wimborne, Dorset.

‘Saskia’

Flowers rose-pink (H7); XII-IV; urn-shaped corolla to 5.5mm long, 2.5mm across towards base; calyx lobes rose-pink, darker towards base, 4mm long; foliage darkening in winter, with bronze tinge; mid-green in summer, 7 x 1 mm, habit low-growing, spreading, 20cm tall and 35cm across (pruned) after 3 years. Distinctive flower colour.

Chance seeding in Forest Edge Nurseries found in 2007 by David Edge, exhibited by Forest Edge Nurseries at the 2012 HTA National Plant Show in Coventry.

Named after Benjamin Edge's daughter.

® E.2012:04  registered by Benjamin Edge, Faversham, Kent, UK.

 

‘Scatterley’

Tiny pink flowers, II–IV; tiny mid-green leaves; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm. An unusual plant best suited for tubs and sink-gardens; a very small cultivar, a sport from 'Winter Beauty'.  Found by H. Kruse. nurseryman of Bad Zwischenahn by 1991.

‘Schatzalp’

Mauve (H2) flowers, I–III; dark green foliage; compact; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; found at Schatzalp Alpine Garden (Guggenbacht, near Davos, Switzerland) by 1987; introduced by H. Frei Nursery (Wildensburg, Zurich, Switzerland) by 1987.

Named after the Alpine garden founded 1968 in Guggenbacht, near Davos, Switzerland.

‘Sherwood Creeping’

Lavender (H3) flowers, I–IV; mid-green foliage; slow growing; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm.

Possible seedling; raised and introduced by Sherwood Nursery (Portland, Oregon, USA) in 1963.

Named after the nursery, and its habit.

‘Silver Glow’

Corolla and calyx heliotrope (H12); III-IV; foliage dark green; young shoots silvery white in spring and summer, turning pink in winter when temperature drops.

Sport on 'Praecox Rubra'; found in 1992 by G. K. Langenberg on his former nursery at Boskoop.Registered on 24 June 2003 by J. D. van der Lip.

‘Smart’s Heath’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, I–III; mid-green foliage that turns bronze in winter; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Probable seedling; found on his nursery at Smart's Heath Lane, Woking, Surrey, England, by Mr Lane; introduced by John F. Letts (Foxhollow, Windlesham, Surrey) by 1966. Originally distributed as Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink: dark form'.

Named after Smarts (no apostrophe) Heath Lane, Woking, Surrey, where John Letts obtained stock from a local nursery. The name when first published was spelled with an apostrophe.

‘Sneznik’

Small rose-purple flowers, II–III; tiny dark green leaves; unusual compact habit created by the many short side shoots; height 10–15cm; spread 16–20cm. Named after a mountain in Slovenia where it was found.

‘Spring Cottage Crimson’

Flowers heliotrope (H12) darkening to pale crimson (H13), I–III; mid-green foliage; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; found at Spring Cottage (Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales), about 1965; introduced by Otters' Court Heathers (West Camel, Somerset, England) by 1981.

Named after Mrs Parris's house.

‘Spring Day’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, I–V; mid-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

A sport from 'Springwood Pink'; introduced by 1986 from Ridgway Heather Nursery, or Springfield Nurseries by 1987.

‘Springwood Pink’

Pink (H16) flowers becoming darker, XII–V; mid-green foliage, the new shoots bronze; vigorous, trailing habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling, perhaps from Erica carnea 'Springwood White'; found by Mrs Ralph Walker (Springwood, Stirling, Scotland) before 1930.

Named after Mrs Walker's house, and the flower colour.

‘Sunshine Rambler’

Pink (H8) darkening to heliotrope (H12), II–IV; bright yellow foliage tinged red in winter; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; found in Mrs Olive Cowan's garden (Petherton, Temple Close, Moor Park, Farnham, Surrey, England); introduced by G. B. Rawinsky (Primrose Hill Nursery, Haslemere, Surrey) in 1971 as 'either carnea or darleyensis type'.

Name alludes to the foliage colour.

‘Treasure Trove’

Salmon (H15) flowers, II–IV; mid-green foliage; compact twiggy habit, slow growing; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Recommended. Distinctive colour break amongst winter heaths.

‘Tybesta Gold’

Mauve (H2) flowers darkening to pale purple (H10), I–IV; gold foliage; vigorous, trailing habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Ideal for hanging baskets.

Seedling from Erica carnea 'Springwood White'; raised by J. Anderson (Broadhurst Nursery, Grampound, Truro, Cornwall, England) in 1975; introduced by Anderson by 1980.

Tybesta is the Roman (Latin) name for Grampound.

‘Viking’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers deepening to magenta (H14), with lilac-pink sepals, III–IV; dark green foliage; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Found among rooted cuttings from Scandinavia by P. Bakhuyzen (Boskoop, Netherlands).

‘Vivellii Aurea’

Deep rose-pink (H7) flowers, II–IV; dark bronze-green foliage in winter becoming "Old Gold" in summer (when it closely resembles 'Ann Sparkes'); more open habit than the latter but more floriferous; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

A sport from 'Vivellii'. Found by O. Schröder (Ekern, Germany) in 1957.

Name of the parent cultivar; aureus = golden yellow

‘Vivellii’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers that darken to magenta (H14), I–V; dark green foliage with distinct bronze tinge; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Although still popular, 'Adrienne Duncan' is more reliable.

Collected in the Engadive Alps, Switzerland, by Paul Theoholdt in 1906; introduced by Theoboldt (Aulendorf, Wurttemberg, Germany) in 1909.

named after the head of Theoboldt's former firm, Adolf Vivell (1878--1959), a landscape architect of Olten, Solothurn, Switzerland.

‘Walter Reisert’

Magenta (H14) flowers, II–IV, abundant; mid-green foliage; neat but vigorous spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; found at Nagel Nursery (Bretten, Germany) in 1982.

‘Wanda’

Magenta (H14) flowers, I–III; dark green foliage, young shoots tinged pink in spring; neat habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; introduced by Pennyacre Nurseries (Springfield, Fife, Scotland) by 1976.

‘Weisse March Seedling’

White flowers becoming suffused with pale pink, II–III; mid-green foliage; open spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

A sport from 'March Seedling' found by R. Bratfisch in Germany before 1986.

Plants traded under the name Erica carnea "Margaret Benson" may be indistinguishable from this cultivar.

‘Wentwood Red’

Pink (H8) darkening to magenta (H14), I–III; dark green foliage; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. A seedling found by Anne Parris at her home in Usk, Gwent, Wales, and named after a nearby wood.

‘Westwood Yellow’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), II–IV; foliage yellow throughout the year; compact upright habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Less prone to foliage-burn in spring than most other yellow-leaved winter heaths.

Seedling; found in John Letts' garden in 1973; he gave it to Windlesham Court Nursery (Windlesham, Surrey, England); introduced by Windlesham Court Nursery in 1977.

Named after Westwood Road, Windlesham, Surrey where John Letts lived.

‘Winter Beauty’

Pink (H8) flowers, the bud the colour of gunmetal; flowers Pale Italian pink, suffused in a most delicate grey, pink at base, burnt sienna tips. , XI–IV; dark green foliage; rather loose open habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; found in Switzerland by Richard Potter of Backhouse Nurseries; introduced by Backhouse Nurseries (York) Ltd. in 1911.

‘Winter Gold’

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to lilac-pink (H11), large, II–IV; bright gold foliage; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. One of the hardier winter heaths with golden foliage.

‘Winter Melody’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers, II–IV; mid-green foliage; vigorous spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling; found by W. R. A. Parsons (Wood Close, Woolhampton, Berkshire, England); introduced by W. R. A. Parsons.

Name alludes to the flowering time.

‘Winter Rubin’

Flowers deep clear pink: II-IV: foliage dark green: height 10-15cm: spread 26-30cm. Compact plant similar to Erica carnea 'Lohse's Rubin' but has less blue in flower colour. Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany).  This is a legitimate replacement name for 'Kramer's Rubin' requested by the introducer.

‘Winter Sport’

Pale shell-pink flowers turning dark purple, I–III; mid-green foliage; good, spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Found and propagated by David Wilson(Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada).

‘Winterfreude’

Crimson (H13) flowers, XI–IV; mid-green foliage; low spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany), this one being one of the earliest to bloom. The name means winter delight.

‘Wintersonne’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers darkening to magenta (H14), II–V; red-brown foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Selected from seedlings of 'Myretoun Ruby' by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany), this one has an unusual and new foliage colour. The name refers to the attractive display of the buds against a winter sun.