Erica spiculifolia

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).


‘Balkan Rose’

Heliotrope flowers, VI–VII; dark grey-green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 26-30cm. Attractive plant.

‘Branka’

Spectacular red (cerise H6) buds, opening to paler cerise flowers, arranged in an erect spike; VI-VII; foliage dark green; height 25cm; spread 25cm after 3 years.

‘Branka’ is a deliberately raised selection from the heather formerly called Bruckenthalia spiculifolia, a native of eastern Europe. This clone was raised by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Garmany) and propagated by Heidekulturen Marohn & Häger. Erica spiculifolia is hardy but is not widely grown and deserves to be better known.

Branka is a Slavonic girl’s name.

® E.2010:01 registered on 27 March 2010 by K. Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

‘Graf Dracula’

Flowers cerise (H6), small; VI-VII; height 20cm; spread 20cm after 3 years.

Seedling "reinrosa K1", raised by Kurt Kramer about 2004.

Named by Heidegärtnerei Ines Grünberg, Auerstr. 215, D-01640 Coswig.

® E.2009:02 registered on 11 March 2009 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

‘Manja’

Flowers corolla and sepals cerise (H6); VI-VII; foliage dark green; height 20cm; spread 20cm tall after 3 years.

Cross-bred seedling raised by Kramer about 2006; propagated by Heidekulturen Marohn & Häger.

Manja is a Slavonic girl’s name.

® E.2010:02 registered on 27 March 2010 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

‘Mila’

Flowers corolla and sepals lavender (H3); VI-VII; foliage dark green; height 25cm; spread 25cm after 3 years.

Cross-bred seedling raised by Kramer about 2006; propagated by Heidekulturen Marohn & Häger.

Mila is a Slavonic girl’s name.

® E.2010:03 registered on 27 March 2010 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.