Erica x gaudificans

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).


‘Edewecht Belle’

Corolla pink (H9), campanulate (bell-shaped) to conical so broadening gradually towards lobes (not constricted in middle); IV-XI; leaves with hairs along the margins and on the under-rolled sides; terminal hair usually with gland at tip; bushy, vigorous shrub; when not pruned to 0.5m tall. Like 'Edewecht Blush', but distinguished most easily by the dark red pedicels being noticeably pubescent with minute, straight hairs (without glands) mixed with shorter, gland-tipped hairs.

The cultivar names are derived from Edewecht, the name of the town in northern Germany where Kurt Kramer lives and where he raised these seedlings.

‘Edewecht Blush’

Flowers colourless but appearing pink ("blushing") when young due to colour of immature stamens inside; flower-stalks usually entirely without hairs; IV-XI; foliage bright green; leaves scattered, almost spirally arranged or in pairs or in "disarticulated" whorls of 3 or 4; linear, with parallel sides, to 6.5mm long, 0.5mm wide; sulcate; with a few, scattered microscopic hairs on the margins; apex pointed, with spicules (microscopic hairs); bushy, vigorous shrub, to 0.5m tall.

The cultivar names are derived from Edewecht, the name of the town in northern Germany where Kurt Kramer lives and where he raised these seedlings.