Erica umbellata

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).


`Anne Small’ (f. albiflora)

White flowers; V–VI; foliage bright green; habit bushy, upright shrub; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm. Dr Maria Isabel Fraga Vila (Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain) sent seed from a white-flowered plant in June 1983 to Denbeigh Heathers (Creeting St Mary, Ipswich), and one of the seedlings raised also had white flowers. Named after the then Administrator of The Heather Society, Anne Small, to mark her contribution to the work of The Heather Society. Registered 11 September 1999: The Heather Society.

‘David Small’ (f. umbellata)

Vivid deep heliotrope (H12) flowers; V–VI; foliage dark green; habit bushy, upright shrub; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Outstanding. Collected at Cabo Villano (La Coruña, Spain) by David McClintock, Dr Charles Nelson and David Small in 1982. Registered 11 September 1999: The Heather Society.

Erica umbellata

Mauve (H2) flowers, IV–VI, with conspicuous dark brown exserted anthers; grey-green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Outstanding.