Heather of the month February 2016 - Erica carnea ‘Bell’s Extra Special’

A recommended cultivar with unusual foliage. Bred by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany) using 'Myretoun Ruby' as one of the parents.

Named after the famous blended whisky, and marketed in Europe under the trade designation Whisky.

Image courtesy of Sten-Börje Sörensson.


Heather Description

Habit: Neat and tidy, height up to 15cm, spread 30-45cms

The Leaves: Distinctive whisky-coloured, flecked with orange and gold

The Flower: Heliotrope (H12)

Flowering Period: January - May