Erica x krameri

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).


‘Otto’

Rose-pink, cup-shaped flowers, with sides parallel and without noticeable constriction below lobes, 4.2 mm; ovary squat, obovoid, 1.3mm long, 1 mm across; filament 1.5mm long, anther 1 mm long; style (when not malformed) 6mm long; VI-XI; foliage mid-green, with orange-red tips to young shoots in spring; leaves 4mm long; height 16-20cm; spread 31-45cm. Seedling from the original cross between Erica spiculifolia and Erica carnea in 1987; raised in 1990 selected by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany) and named after the German comedian, Otto Waalkes. Registered on 13 October 2002 by K. Kramer.

‘Rudi’

Rose-pink, urn-shaped flowers, VI-XI; foliage mid-green, with orange-red tips to young shoots in spring, leaves 5.5mm long; height 16-20cm; spread 31-45cm. Seedling from the deliberate cross selected by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany) and named after the Dutch comedian, Rudi Karell. Registered on 13 October 2002 by K. Kramer.