Erica erigena x lusitanica

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).

‘Lucy Gena’

Flowers white; XI/XII-III/IV; corolla urceolate, to 5.3mm long; width at lobes 2.0mm, at widest 2.9mm; calyx white; foliage green; habit low shrub; height 15cm; spread 30cm after 2 years.

Deliberately created hybrid with Erica lusitanica 'George Hunt' pollinated by an unnamed Erica erigena seedling (from 'Golden Lady' ); hand-pollinated; seed taken 1996.

Named by Barry Sellers; from “lusi-” and “-gena”.

® E.2009:03 registered on 17 August 2009 by Barry Sellers, Norbury London, UK.