Erica tetralix f. racemosa : flowers in an elongated head

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).


Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VII–IX; grey-green foliage; upright; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; found on Terschelling, Netherlands, by M. Zwijnenburg (Boskoop, Netherlands) in 1972; introduced by P. G. Zwijnenburg in 1975.

Named after an island just off the Dutch coast where it was found.