Erica cinerea anomalous clones: corolla split into segments (Polypetala Group)

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).


‘Anja Blum’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, VIII–IX; dark green foliage; upright; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. Named after Herman Blum's third daughter.

‘Schizopetala’

Pale mauve (H2) flowers, VII–VIII; mid-green foliage; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. An unusual plant having ragged, split flowers.

Wild-collected; one clone was found by T. W. Hazleby in 1912 at Ringwood in Hampshire, England, but it is not certain whether this clone is Hazleby's.

Named from Greek; schizo- = split; petalus = petal.

‘W. G. Notley’

Amethyst (H1) flowers, VII–VIII; dark green foliage; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. A greatly improved variety of 'Winifred Whitley' with far larger flowers.

Wild-collected; found at Broadstone, Dorset, England, by W. G. Notley of Maxwell & Beale in 1936, and introduced by Maxwell & Beale in 1939. This is a schizopetalous cultivar of Erica cinerea and not a hybrid.

Named after the finder who worked in Maxwell & Beale's nursery from about 1933; he died in 1968.

‘Winifred Whitley’

Amethyst (H1) schizopetalous flowers; VII-VIII;  dark green foliage. 'W. G. Notley' is a greatly improved variety.

Wild-collected; found by Miss Winifred Whitley (Broadstone, Dorset, England) by 1933, and introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone) in 1934. It was stated then to be a hybrid between E. cinerea and E. [i.e. Calluna] vulgaris.

Named after Miss Whitley, the discoverer of this plant.

‘Yvonne’

Salmon (H15) flowers, VI–X; mid-grey-green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm. A sport from 'C. G. Best', this is attractive and unusual plant was found by Dick Boer (Boskoop, Netherlands) and named after his daughter.