New Heathers

New Heather cultivars as their names are registered. Larger images can be seen by selecting the individual cultivars in the cultivar sections.


Calluna vulgaris

2016


'Maite'

♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher); buds red (H6): IX-XI; foliage dark green; habit after 3 years to 10cm tall, 30cm across. Deliberately raised cross made and selected by Kurt Kramer: Knospenzwerg 9 (11-58-9). ®C.2016:01 Registered on 21st February 2016 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

'Finula'

♤Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher); buds lilac (H8): IX-XI; foliage dark green; habit after 3 years to 10cm tall, 30cm across. Deliberately raised cross made and selected by Kurt Kramer; Knospenzwerg 14 (11-58-14). ® C.2016:02 Registered on 21st February 2016 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

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'Mina' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher), red; X-XII; foliage very dark black-green; green when young; habit upright, to 50cm tall × 50cm across after 4 years (pruned). “Blüht ab: KW 41. Die schwarzlaubige Sorte ‘Mina’ erhält durch die erst spät erscheinenden roten Knospen ein ganz spezielles Erscheinungsbild.” Deliberately raised seedling, raised in October 2010, selected in October 2011. Named by Johannes van Leuven after his grandmother: “she loved flowers”. ® C.2016:03. Registered on 29th December 2016 by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).

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'Salome' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher), “salmon” (“a new colour in Calluna”); IX-XII; foliage green; habit upright, to 50cm tall × 50cm across after 4 years (pruned). Deliberately raised seedling, raised in September 2011, selected in September 2012. ® C.2016:04. Registered on 29th December 2016 by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).

 

2015


Calluna 'Eko'

'Eko'

Flowers purple (H10), single, small; VIII-X(early); foliage in summer green tinged bronze, bronze more pronounced in young growth; individual leaves very small, and congested on stems; shoots very neatly 4-sided; habit upright, bushy; height 22cm; spread 22cm after 4 years not pruned. Selected from mixed seedlings, raised from open-pollinated plants. "No other cultivar has this combination of foliage and flower colour." Eko means echo in England: "once seen one will recall it". Published in Heather news quarterly 37 (4: Fall 2014): 11 (name only); URL www.heathersociety.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015). ® C.2015.10 registered on 21 September 2015 by Sten-Börje Sörensson, Almvägen 7, 475 51 Hönö, Sweden.

Calluna 'Judy Wiksten'

'Judy Wiksten'

Flowers heliotrope (H12), single; IX-X; foliage bright yellow in summer, with bright yellow young growth; habit upright, bushy; height 30cm; spread 30cm across after 4 years. Selected from mixed seedlings, raised from open-pollinated plants. "No other Calluna cultivar as this combination of heliotrope flowers and soft yellow foliage." Judy loved heather and she loved Sweden. She deserved to be commemorated by a beautiful Swedish plant. Published in the Bulletin of The Heather Society 8 (6: Autumn 2015): 10-11, front cover; URL www.heathersociety.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015). ® C.2015.08 registered on 21 September 2015 by Brita Johansson, Musselvägen 3, 46834 Vargön, Sweden.

Calluna 'Kuliss'

'Kuliss'

Flowers lavender (H3) with crimson (H13), single; IX-XI; foliage new shoots pink and cream, turning greyish green in summer, foliage and shoots with prominent tomentum of long, somewhat shaggy hairs; stem appearing white; habit upright, bushy; height 50cm; spread 50cm after 5 years. Selected from seedlings raised from open-pollinated plant of 'Tallboy', possibly pollinated by 'Kerstin'. It looks like a vigorous mixture of the two presumed parents. Fantasy name. Published; URL www.heathersociety.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015). ® C.2015.07 registered on 21 September 2015 by Sten-Börje Sörensson, Almvägen 7, 475 51 Hönö, Sweden.

Calluna 'Lore' combo

'Lore' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher), buds red, small, VIII-X; foliage green; habit: upright; height to 45cm; spread 35cm across after 5 years (not pruned). Later to flower than ‘Loki’; more upright. Deliberately raised seedling, raised before 2010, selected in September 2013. EU-Sortenschutz VL-13-5 (Lore). ® C.2015:01. Registered by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).

Calluna 'Lisann' combo

'Lisann' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher), violet; mid VIII-X; foliage silver-green; habit: upright; height 45cm; spread 35cm across after 5 years (not pruned). Later to flower than ‘Loki’; more upright. Deliberately raised seedling, raised before 2010, selected in September 2013. EU-Sortenschutz VL-13-7 (Lisann). ® C.2015:02. Registered by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).

Calluna 'Tegel'

'Tegel'

Flowers pale lavender (H3), single; VII(late)-VIII; foliage yellow-green tinted with bronze in summer, with brick-coloured young shoots in spring and early summer; habit bushy, upright, broad; height 30cm; spread 45cm across (pruned) after 4 years. Selected from mixed seedlings, raised from open-pollinated plants. Tegel is Swedish for brick and this alludes to the colour of the springtime foliage. Published; URL www.heathersociety.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015). ® C.2015.09 registered on 21 October 2015 by Sten-Börje Sörensson, Almvägen 7, 475 51 Hönö, Sweden.

Calluna 'Troy'

'Troy'

Flowers mauve (H2), single; VIII-X; foliage yellow-green in summer; individual leaves minute; habit erect; height 25cm; spread 35cm after 4 years (pruned). Seedling raised in 2011 by Sten-Börje Sörensson. Named by Ann-Marie and Sonny Magnusson after their dog. Published in Heather news quarterly 37 (4: Fall 2014): 11 (name only);  URL www.heathersociety.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015). ® C.2015.11 registered on 28 September 2015 by Sten-Börje Sörensson, Almvägen 7, 475 51 Hönö,, Sweden.

Calluna 'Zalina'

'Zalina' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher); small purple (RHS 74 B, H10) buds only after a warm autumn (perhaps in XI); foliage black-green in summer; new growth dark green; habit broad, upright; height 25 cm; spread 30 cm after 3 years. pruned Deliberately raised; cross made in Autumn 2007; selected Autumn 2008, by Kurt Kramer. ® C.2015:03. Registered by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany).

Calluna 'Zelia'

'Zelia' {Gardengirls®}

Does not produce flowers; foliage light green; habit upright; height 30 cm; spread 25 cm after 3 years; pruned. Deliberately raised; cross made in Autumn 2007; selected Autumn 2010, by Kurt Kramer. ® C.2015:04. Registered by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany).

Calluna 'Zoe'

'Zoe' {Gardengirls®}

Does not produce flowers; Mature foliage orange to red; young foliage yellow to orange; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm, after 3 years, pruned. Deliberately raised; cross made in Autumn 2007; selected Autumn 2008, by Kurt Kramer. ® C.2015:05.  Registered by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany).

Calluna 'Zulu'

'Zulu' {Gardengirls®}

Does not produce flowers; foliage black-green in summer; new growth dark green; habit broad, upright; height 30 cm; spread 25 cm after 3 years; pruned. Stated by the registrant to be a girl’s name.  Together with ‘Zeta’ and ‘Zoe’,  'Zulu' creates an excellent Trio - Girls in the colours of the German National Flag. Deliberately raised; cross made in Autumn 2007; selected Autumn 2008, by Kurt Kramer. ® C.2015:06. Registered by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany).

 

2014


Calluna 'Emma'

'Emma ' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers-buds white, 4mm long, 1.5mm across; IX-X; foliage dark green with mid-green new growth; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned). Grows without problems in hot summers. PBR granted on 20 January 2011. Deliberately raised seedling made in October 2007 by Helmut Hiedl; selected in October 2008. ® C.2014.03 : registered on 9 January 2014 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany.

Calluna 'Freya'

'Freya' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers-buds blue-violet (H3 lavender), 4mm long, 1.5mm across; IX-X; foliage dark green with mid-green new growth; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned). PBR granted 27 April 2011. Deliberately raised seedling in October 2005 by Helmut Hiedl; selected in October 2006. ® C.2014.02: registered on 9 January 2014 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany.

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'Hilda ' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers buds brilliant violet-blue ( H3 lavender), 4mm long, 1.5mm across; IX-XI; foliage dark green with mid-green new growth; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years pruned. Deliberately raised seedling, cross made in October 2005 by Helmut Hiedl; selected in October 2006. ® C.2014.01: registered on 9 January 2914 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany.

Calluna 'Luisa' combo

'Luisa' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers-buds blue-pink to violet (RHS74C–78C), 4mm long, 1.5mm across; VIII-X; foliage dark green with mid-green new growth; habit upright;  height 30cm' spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned). Early flowering. Deliberately raised seedling, cross made in October 2005 by Helmut Hiedl; selected in October 2006. ® C.2014.04: registered on 9 January 2014 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany.

Calluna 'Rena'

'Rena' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flower buds H8, IX-XII; foliage mid-green; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years. Sport on 'Hera', found by Kurt Kramer in October 2007. ® C.2014.06: registered on 11 September 2014 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.

Calluna 'Sarah'

'Sarah' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers-buds white, 4mm long, 1.5mm across; IX-XI; foliage light green, in summer with light green new growth, turning light green to yellow in autumn; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned). PBR granted on 20 January 2011. Deliberately raised seedling made in October 2007 by Helmut Hiedl; selected in October 2008. ® C.2014.05: registered on 9 January 2014 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany.

Calluna 'Selma'

'Selma' {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers-buds red, dense;IX-XII. PBR applied for. Deliberately raised seedling, cross made by Helmut Hiedl. ® C.2014.07: registered 29 December 2014 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany

Daboecia cantabrica

2016


'Pinky Perky'

Flowers facing upwards, cerise (H6), on upright sweeping branches; VI-IX; foliage mid-green throughout year; habit: upright, sweeping shrub, to 35cm tall, to 35cm across in 3 years (not pruned). Flower colour unique in D. cantabrica f. blumii. Garden seedling found by David Edge in 2013 at Forest Edge Nurseries. Named by David Edge. ® D.2016:01 Registered on 7th December 2016 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Wimborne, Dorset.

'Sun Seeker'

Flowers single, purple (H10) relatively few; V-IX; foliage pale “golden-yellow” (RHS CC 144A-B, Yellow-green Group: plant from shade-house in December), brightest in summer; leaves crowded on shoots; more or less glabrous with a few very small, gland-tipped hairs above, oval to obovate, to 8 × 6mm, acute, felted and silvery underneath; larger thanGolden Imp; habit bushy, upright shrub, to 30cm tall, 35 cm across after 3 years (not pruned). Garden seedling found by David Edge in 2014 at Forest Edge Nurseries. Named by David Edge. ® D.2016:02 Registered on 7th December 2016 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Wimborne, Dorset.

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'Pink Tina'

Flowers “lachsrosa”, VII-X; foliage green; habit broadly upright, to 50cm tall, 50cm spread after 4 years (pruned). Sport on ‘Tina’ found by Johannes van Leuven, in July 2013. ® D.2016:03. Registered on 29th december 2016 by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).

 

2015


Daboecia cantabrica 'Annika' comp

'Annika' {Irish Princess®}

Flowers pink; VII-X; foliage light green; habit broadly upright; height to 50cm; spread to 50cm after 4 years (pruned). More vigorous than ‘Rosella’ with flowers in loose spike. Deliberately raised seedling by Johannes van Leuven, selected in September 2013; from an unnamed seedling × Maja. Registered on 13 July 2015 by Johannes van Leuven, Geldern-Lüllingen, Germany. ® D.2015:02.  

Daboecia cantabrica 'Ramona' comp

'Ramona' {Irish Princess®}

Flowers violet; VII-X; foliage light green; habit broadly upright; height to 50cm; spread to 50cm after 4 years (pruned). More vigorous than ‘Vanessa’ with flowers in loose spike. Deliberately raised seedling by Johannes van Leuven, selected in September 2013. Registered on 13 July 2015 by Johannes van Leuven, Geldern-Lüllingen, Germany. ® D.2015:03.

Daboecia cantabrica 'Tina' comp

'Tina' {Irish Princess®}

Flowers red; VII-X; foliage light green; habit broadly upright; height to 50cm; spread 50cm after 4 years (pruned). Deliberately raised seedling by Johannes van Leuven, selected in September 2013. Registered on 13 July 2015 by Johannes van Leuven, Geldern-Lüllingen, Germany.® D.2015:01. Named after his future daughter-in-law, Christina Schönmakers.  

Erica arborea

2016


'Grüner Favorit'

Dunkelgrün, sehr buschig mit dicht besetzten Trieben, gute Blüte im Alter von zwei Jahren, winterhart, robust. Dark green, very bushy with densely populated shoots, good flowering at the age of two years. “The best dark green seedling I found, my favourite.” Deliberately raised seedling from self-pollinated E. arborea ‘Albert’s Gold’, cross made by Johannes van Leuven in May 2011; selected October 2013. ® E.2016:09. Registered on 29th December 2016 by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).

Erica australis

2016


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'Polar Express'

Flowers single, in groups of four at tips of shoots, flowering shoots very densely crowded towards ends of branches; corolla c. 9mm long, white, slightly curved, widening towards mouth; calyx segments unequal, with broad translucent margins and pale green mid-rib, lobes c. 3mm long, c. 1.5mm broad; anthers brown; style to 9mm long prominently emerging from corolla, style end green when fresh; nectar profuse; IV-VI; foliage deep green; linear leaves to 6mm long; habit compact bushy shrub to 0.9m tall, to 1m across in 3 years (not pruned). Seedling 05-2-20 raised by K. Kramer in 2005, F2 seedling of self-pollinated 'Mr Robert'. Selected  and named by David Edge in 2016 after cultivation in Forest Edge Nurseries. Hardier than other clones of E. australis having survived a frost test as a seedling in Germany. Distinguished from 'Mr Robert' and 'Holehird White' by green style end. ® E.2016:07: registered on 21 December 2016 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Wimborne, Dorset.

Erica carnea

2016


'Cordula'

Flowers salmon (H15) without any trace of blue, single, larger than normal; II-IV; foliage dark green; habit broad, erect shrub to 30cm tall, 35cm across after 3 years. Seedling raised and selected by Kurt Kramer in 2010. ® E.2016:01 Registered on 18th February 2016 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.

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'Sally'

Flowers single, small, crowded on shoot tips in dense spike; corolla c. 5mm long, rose pink (H7); calyx paler, lobes to 2.5mm long; anthers dark; I-IV; foliage “lemon yellow” throughout the year (RHSCC 145A Yellow-green group: plant from shadehouse in December); leaves to 10mm long; habit compact shrub to 15cm tall, 25 cm across in 3 years (not pruned). Sport on ‘Saskia’ found by David Edge in 2015 at Forest Edge Nurseries. Named by David Edge after his daughter-in-law, mother of Saskia. ® E.2016:04 Registered on 7th of December 2016 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Wimborne, Dorset.

Erica carnea 'Snowbelle' combo

'Snowbelle'

Flowers variously malformed, in unevenly spaced, loose spike; axillary clusters of 1–3 relatively large flowers widely spaced; corolla white c. 6mm long, apex splitting unevenly (often not into 4 lobes); calyx lobes 4 (rarely 5), white, petal-like, to 5mm long, c. 1–1.5mm wide, exceeding the corolla especially before anthesis; stamens 8 (rarely 9–11), often malformed and contorted; anthers tan; style may be malformed and contorted, or straight; ovary green: I-V; foliage mid-green throughout the year, leaves relatively broad, c. 10mm × c. 2mm, whorls widely spaced; habit bushy, low-growing heather; to 20cm tall, to 35 cm across (not pruned) in 3 years. Seedling found at Forest Edge Nursery by David Edge, in 2014. ® E.2016:05 Registered on 5th December 2016 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Wimborne, Dorset.

Erica cinerea

2015


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'Creepy Crawly'

Flowers purple, single; VI-IX; foliage mid-green; habit trailing, creeping or weeping with stems grow flat on ground or descending; height 3cm; spread 35cm after 3 years forming a mat on level ground. Wild-collected from an exposed  coastal location in southwestern England in July 2007 by David Edge: has "novel habit with its green foliage and trailing, weeping" stems. Published; URL www.heathersociety.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015). ® E.2015.03 registered on 21 October 2015 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Verwood Road, Woodlands, Wimborne, Dorset.

Erica lusitanica

2015


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'Sunshine'

Flower buds bright dark pink, contrasting with pale yellow-green foliage, opening white; foliage yellow, fine; habit upright. Seedling raised by Helmut Hiedl (Altusried, Germany). Resistant to Pestalotiopsis (an endophytic fungus that attacks heathers); suitable for cultivation under glass. See http://www.hiedl-gbr.de/aktuell2.htm (accessed 2 January 2015).

Erica mackayana

2016


Erica mackayana 'Susie's Blush' combo

'Susie's Blush'

Buds relatively long and narrow, slightly curved; corolla white at base flushed pale pink towards tip (deeper pink in bud); style tip dark red; anthers brown (darker than ‘Shining Light’). Flowers: (June) July–September in cultivation. Bushy heather which responds well to pruning, with vigorous upright shoots to 0.35m tall, to 0.5m across (after 8 years in cultivation; pruned); leaves densely and evenly arranged on shoots, bright green, paler than ‘Shining Light’; marginal cilia may be gland-tipped. A selection from wild plants growing near Cabo de Peñas, Asturias, northern Spain, noticed by members of The Heather Society during a field trip in 2007. Named as a compliment to Susie Kay, Conference Manager of The Heather Society, in whose Connemara garden it has been grown, and who has propagated it. ® E.2016:02 registered by The Heather Society.

Erica x darleyensis

2016


Erica x darleyensis 'Michael Sellers'

'Michael Sellers'

Flowers corolla magenta (H14), 6mm long x 3mm diameter; calyx magenta (H14), 4mm long; anthers brown; I -IV(V); foliage: mid to dark green; young growth cream; habit: vigorous plant, spreading to 0.6m, to 0.4m tall, after 10 years (not pruned). Similar to Kramers Rote but with brighter flowers and cream new growth. Origins: Seedling (EES 77-1) raised in 1977 and selected in 1979 by Barry Sellers from among seedlings of Erica erigena ‘Superba’ that had been deliberately cross-pollinated; pollen parent not recorded but probably Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’. Named by Barry Sellers after his late father. ® E.2016:03  registered by Barry Sellers, Norbury, England.

Erica x darleyensis 'Pink Harmony' combo

'Pink Harmony' [Adopted name for 'Pink Magic']

Flowers: corolla heliotrope (H12, RHS 73B), to 6mm long, 3mm across, calyx shell pink (H16), 3mm long; anthers black, style end cerise (H6); XII-V; foliage: mid-green, with bright green young growth; habit broad, bushy: after 3 year in 40cm tall; spread 40cm (pruned). Flowers bigger than ‘Winter Treasure’. Deliberately raised seedling (pollen parent 94-5-39, seed parent 94-5-35) produced by Kurt Kramer, in 2007; selected in 2011. ® E.2016:06 Registered on 18th February 2016 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany. At time of registration as 'Pink Magic' (E.2013.03) stated to be a tetrapod.

2015


Erica x darleyensis 'Torero'

'Torero'

Flowers mauve to heliotrope (H2 / H12) in spikes to 8cm long, corolla urn-shaped, to 7mm long, maximum width 5mm; calyx dark mauve, to 4mm long; anthers very dark red, fully emergent; II-IV; foliage dark green above, pale green below, to 9mm long, linear; habit upright; height to 45cm tall; spread 35cm after 5 years (not pruned). Differs from ‘Kramers Rote’, more upright habit and more “red”. Deliberately raised seedling, cross made by Johannes van Leuven in February 2008; selected February 2010; EU-Sortenschutz SR-2 (Torero). Named after a bullfighter. registered on 6th April 2015 by Johannes van Leuven, Geldern, Germany. ® E.2015:02. registered on 6th April 2015 by Johannes van Leuven, Geldern, Germany.

2014


Erica x darleyensis 'Snow Surprise' combo

'Snow Surprise'

Flowers clear white; III-V, corolla 5mm long, 2.5mm across; anthers dark brown; calyx white, 2.5mm long; foliage light green; height 25cm; spread 30cm after 3 years (not pruned). Sport on 'White Spring Surprise' in winter 2007; found by Kurt Kramer; introduced autumn 2011. ® E.2014:02 registered on January 2014 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.

Erica x factitia

2015


Erica x factitia 'Johannes van Leuven' combo

'Johannes van Leuven’

Flowers white; XII-II; calyx white with greenish tips; style slightly emergent, tinged pink or green at apex; anthers with vestigial spurs reduced to a tuft of minute hairs. Foliage bright green, with pale salmon-pink new growth.

 

2016


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'Heidedorf Lüllingen'

Flowers white; malformed style-end noticeably crooked; stamens with sigmoid bend towards apex of filament; anthers without any visible awns (not even a tuft of spicules). Some flower bud aborted. Deliberately raised seedling from E. lusitanica × E. carnea ‘Winterfreude’, cross made by Johannes van Leuven in 2012; clone 7. ® E.2016:08. Registered on 29th December 2016 by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).