Heather of the month August 2018 - Erica ciliaris ‘Stapehill’

Seedling; raised by C. J. Marchant (Stapehill, Wimborne, Dorset, England); introduced by C. J. Marchant by 1954.

Named after the place where it was raised.

Heather Description

Habit: Height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

The Leaves: dark green; marginal hairs on foliage have prominent glandular tips

The Flower: Bi-colour white or very pale lilac (H4) with darker tips to the corolla lavendar (H3), VIII–X; sepals have marginal hairs with prominent glandular tips. Tips of flowers turn brown early.

Flowering Period: August - October