Erica erigena foliage yellow (f. aureifolia)

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).


‘Golden Jubilee’

White flowers, corolla 5–6mm long, to 2mm across, ovoid; calyx 3–4mm; XII-IV; foliage “Golden”; Selected seedling from ‘Golden Lady’, propagated from an individual plant growing in the garden of Susie and Alan Kay, Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland.

Another plant in Seller’s mother’s garden was 1m tall unpruned after 29 years.

Named to mark the Golden Jubilee of The Heather Society in 2013.

® E.2013:02  registered on 6 September 2013 by B. Sellers, London.

‘Golden Lady’

White flowers, II–IV, sparse; golden yellow foliage throughout the year; slow-growing; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. This is prone to severe windburn in cold windy sites, and also, if planted in a harsh site, to reverting to 'W. T. Rackliff' from which it was a sport.

Introduced by Bressingham Gardens (Diss, Norfolk, England) in 1977; shown at Chelsea Flower Show in 1977.

Name alludes to the foliage colour.

‘Thing Nee’

Pink flowers (H8), II–V; golden foliage throughout the year; height 75–100cm; spread 75–100cm.

A seedling from 'Golden Lady', deliberately raised by Barry Sellers in 1984. This can withstand cold winds better that 'Golden Lady'.

Registered 5 December 1996: B. M. Sellers, 8 Croft Road, Norbury, London SW163NF, England.

Named after a friend of Barry Sellers and pronounced "ting nee".