Heather of the month March 2017 - Erica carnea ‘Saskia’

Distinctive flower colour rose-pink (H7); December - April; urn-shaped corolla to 5.5mm long, 2.5mm across towards base; calyx lobes rose-pink, darker towards base, 4mm long; foliage darkening in winter, with bronze tinge; mid-green in summer, 7 x 1 mm, habit low-growing, spreading, 20cm tall and 35cm across (pruned) after 3 years.

Chance seeding in Forest Edge Nurseries found in 2007 by David Edge, exhibited by Forest Edge Nurseries at the 2012 HTA National Plant Show in Coventry.

Named after Benjamin Edge's daughter.

® E.2012:04  registered by Benjamin Edge, Faversham, Kent, UK.

Images courtesy of the David Edge


Heather Description

Habit: Low-growing, spreading, 20cm tall and 35cm across (pruned) after 3 years

The Leaves: Mid-green in summer, darkening in winter, with bronze tinge

The Flower: Rose-pink (H7)

Flowering Period: December - April