Heather of the month January 2016 - Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramers Rote’

A very popular plant to be found in many garden centres. Will brighten a dull winter flower bed.

Magenta (H14) flowers, I–IV; dark bronze-green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. A selected seedling from the deliberate cross by Kurt Kramer between Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby' and Erica erigena 'Brightness'. An outstanding plant, now very widely planted. It has produce a host of sports some of which are listed here.


Heather Description

Habit: Vigorous shrub with branches to 50cms tall, width to 60cms

The Leaves: Dark bronze-green

The Flower: Magenta

Flowering Period: January - April