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Flowers and Juvenile Seedheads.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in August 2014 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

See photo from Heaths & Heathers Nursery

Plant Name

Erica vagans 'St Keverne' - H8

(Erica vagans 'Saint Keverne')

"Erica vagans grow naturally in poor soil and rocky outcroppings on the Lizard Peninsula in England, but seem to adapt to heavy alkaline soils with added peat and high magnesium.  Flowering period is usually from July through October.  Flowers are bell-shaped and become an attractive russet-brown for winter.  Stems are stiff and upright, and plants are very symmetrical making an ideal hedge or border.  These are very attractive plants.  Plants should be pruned to the base of the flower stem in early spring, but pruning is not essential every year.  If stems shatter from winter damage, they can be pruned to the ground.  These are the most drought tolerant of the heaths once established." from Heaths & Heathers Nursery

Common Name

Cornish heath, Wandering heath.

Soil

Well-drained Acidic Sand.

Sun Aspect

Full Sun and Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Dry or Moist

Plant Type

Evergreen Shrub

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms)

8 x 18 (20 x 45)

Spring Foliage

Dark Green

Summer Foliage

Dark Green

Autumn Foliage

Dark Green

Winter Foliage

Dark Green

Flower Colour in Month(s).

Pink - H8 in August-November.
 

Comment

"Clear pink flowers, from mid-summer to autumn. Dark green foliage. Well drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate some lime. Found near the village of the same name on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England by P.D. Williams." from Deeproot Plant Base .

"Clear pink  flowers, August-November, with dark green foliage.  8" tall x 18" wide.  Found on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, England near the village of St. Keverne." from Heaths & Heathers Nursery.

Planting and maintenance details.

The Heather Society provides data for choosing and growing heather together with heather garden design details.

Heathers, Conifers and the Winter Garden by Frank Knight, John Bond, Lyn Randall and Robert Pearson ISBN 0 304 32073 0 shows how to use these plants to create an attractive garden on acid soil, with full descriptive lists of heathers and planting ideas.

 

Available from
Ashwood Nurseries in England and
Solstice Nurseries in Scotland with
Heaths & Heathers Nursery and
Hickory Hill Heath & Heather in America; also
others in Holland.

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Flower.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Stalk.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Spring Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Summer Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Autumn Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in October 2014 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Winter Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Bud.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Bud Stalk.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Seedhead.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Plant Label.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in 29 August 2013 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Spring Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England on 25 October 2014 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Summer Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in 29 August 2013 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Autumn Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England on 25 October 2014 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Winter Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England on January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

 

If the links above fail or you cannot find this heather in those nurseries, the following suppliers may be of use (current in March 2015):-
 

  • Belgium
    Boomkwekerij De Bock LV Retail Sales
    Boomkwekerij De Bruyn bvba Mail Order and Retail Sales
     
  • Canada
    The Heather Farm Mail order within Canada. Display Garden. No on-site retail sales.They have one of the largest collections of both miniature roses and heathers in Canada.
    Mason House Gardens Display garden and retail sales.Our interest is in xeriscaping (water efficient gardening).
    Pepiniere Villeneuve Mail order within Canada. Display garden and retail sales.
    Bunchberry Nurseries Display garden and Retail sales
     
  • France
    Pepinieres Dauget Retail sales. Les Pépinières DAUGUET cultivent plus de 3000 variétés d'Arbres, arbustes, conifères, bambous, rosiers. Vous trouverez sur nos 85 hectares de cultures des sujets de grande dimension pour donner aux jardins de l'ancienneté, des sujets taillés pour les jardins architecturés ainsi que de nombreux autres végétaux de toutes tailles, formes et couleurs pour agrémenter parcs et jardins.
     
  • Germany
    Baumschule H. Hachmann Mail order, display garden and retail sales.
    Heidbohl-Baumschule Jurgen Krebs Mail order and retail sales.
    Husmann Heide-Jungpflanzen Mail Order of rooted cuttings for 100 heather cultivars.
     
  • Netherlands
    Heather's Heide Mail order and retail sales.
    Planten Tuin Esveld Mail order and retail sales. We can ship in principle to any address in any country.
     
  • Switzerland
    Haunstein AG Baumschulen & Garten-Center Mail order, display garden and retail sales
     
  • United Kingdom
    Galloway Heathers Mail order for 140 heather varieties and garden centre (retail sales).
    Goscote Nurseries Ltd Nursery Gardens and Retail sales. Our Tea Garden Café is run by Norths of Rothley, serving their delicious cakes and sandwiches for you to enjoy within the Nursery’s gardens.
    Highland Heathers Display garden and retail sales of 100 different heather varieties. Browse through the Heather Garden and walk around the working nursery.
    Hillway Nursery Retail sales.
    Holden Clough Nursery Mail order and retail sales.
    Join John for informative and informal courses which include:1 Hour Talk, 2 Course Meal and Full nursery tour.
    The new tea room is open 7 days a week serving home cooked traditional food using locally sourced ingredients.
    Jackson's Nurseries (UK) Ltd Mail order to United Kingdom only. Retail sales.
    Jacksons Nurseries specialise in Amenity Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance, specialising in the resolution of soft landscape problems whether technical or simply by providing engineered cost solutions.
    Tea Room serves quality homemade dishes 7 days a week.
    John Hall Plants We have access to over 1,000 varieties, so will be able to meet your requirements. We can draw up your plans for you, just let us know the dimensions of the plot, soil type and any requirements, and leave the rest to us. Plants can be collected from the Nursery (by appointment), or sent by post, courier etc. at cost. Large orders will be delivered using our own transport. Contact nursery for stocklist by email or Tel: 01428 715505.
    Spring Park Nursery Mail Order. Retail sales by appointment only. We also have sole UK access to over 1000+ cultivars which are imported from Holland.
    Triscombe Nurseries Mail order to United Kingdom mainland only. Retail sales.
    Ashwood Nurseries Mail order. ‘John’s Garden’ at Ashwood Nurseries is a wonderful three acre private garden created by nursery owner John Massey VMH. This is a private garden which is open on selected dates from 10am-4pm throughout the year.
     
  • United States of America
    Dayton Nurseries Inc. Mail order, display garden and retail sales.
    Heaths and Heathers Mail order. Display garden and retail sales. We have more varieties available than anyone in the United States and one of the largest collections in the world. Our display garden has over 2,000 plants in the ground.
    Highland Heather Mail order, Retail sales by appointment only.
    Quackin'Grass Nursery Display garden and on-site sales. Closes for winter.
    Sylvan Nursery Mail order and retail sales. For the past five years the primary soil mix used in the containers has been superhumus, which is a by-product produced by the lumber industry as part of their conservation program.  Use of superhumus improved the water holding capacity of our container stock while maintaining excellent drainage.
     

 

The following Companion plant sections on

  • Trees
  • Shrubs and Vines
  • Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  • Herbaceous Perennials
  • Spring-flowering "Bulbous" Plants
  • Heathers in the Mixed Border
  • Annuals
  • Heathers as Companions or Foils for Other Plants
  • Winning combinations

are written in
Gardening with Hardy Heathers by David Small and Ella May T. Wulff (ISBN-13:978-0-88192-782-5).

 

The Canadians know how to handle complaints. Here is an example:-

 

A Canadian female liberal wrote a lot of letters to the Canadian government, complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. She demanded a response to her letter.

 

She received back the following reply:

National Defense Headquarters
M Gen George R. Pearkes Bldg., 15 NT
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa , ON K1A 0K2, Canada

 

Dear Concerned Citizen,  

Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound concern of treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian forces, who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities.

Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were heard loud and clear here in Ottawa. You will be pleased to learn, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself, we are creating a new department here at the Department of National Defense, to be called
'Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers' program, or L.A.R.K. for short.

In accordance with the guidelines of this new program,we have decided, on a trial basis, to divert several terrorists and place them in homes of concerned citizens such as yourself, around the country, under those citizens personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence in Toronto next Monday.

Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud is your detainee, and is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. You will be pleased to know that we will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with your recommendations.

Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his 'attitudinal problem' will help him overcome those character flaws. Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand that you plan to offer counselling and home schooling, however, we strongly recommend that you hire some assistant caretakers.

Please advise any Jewish friends, neighbours or relatives about your house guest, as he might get agitated or even violent, but we are sure you can reason with him. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless in your opinion, this might offend him. Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills either in your home or wherever you choose to take him while helping him adjust to life in our country.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters except sexually, since he views females as a form of property, thereby having no rights, including refusal of his sexual demands. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him.

You also should know that he has shown violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the dress code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire. I'm sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time. Just remember that it is all part of respecting his culture and religious beliefs' as described in your letter.

You take good care of Ahmed and remember that we will try to have a counsellor available to help you over any difficulties you encounter while Ahmed is adjusting to Canadian culture.

Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job and care for our fellow man. Good luck and God bless you.

Cordially,

 

Gordon O'Connor
Minister of National Defense

SHRUB EVERGREEN GALLERY PAGES

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)
Blue
(o)Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Pink
(o)Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
(o)Variegated Yellow
White
(o)Yellow
(o)4 Season Colour

7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below IN EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY. Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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HEATHER ERICA: OTHER HARDY HEATHS EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY PAGES
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HEATHER EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY PAGES

Click on Colour below to link to its Heather Flower Colour Page

If "is Empty" in the Table, then this indicates an Empty Flower Colour Comparison Page with no Thumbnails.


FLOWERING SEASON
(o)January
(o)February
(o)March
(o)April
(o)May
(o)June
(o)July
(o)August
(o)September
(o)October
(o)November
(o)December


SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Spri-Bronze
(o)Spri-Green

(o)Spri-Grey
(o)Spri-Orange
(o)Spri-Red
(o)Spri-Yellow
(o)Spri-Other Colour

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Sum-Bronze
(o)Sum-Green

(o)Sum-Grey
Sum-Orange
(o)Sum-Red
(o)Sum-Yellow
(o)Sum-Other Colour

AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Aut-Bronze
(o)Aut-Green

(o)Aut-Grey
Aut-Orange
(o)Aut-Red
(o)Aut-Yellow
(o)Aut-Other Colour

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Win-Bronze
(o)Win-Green

(o)Win-Grey
(o)Win-Orange
(o)Win-Red
(o)Win-Yellow
(o)Win-Other Colour
 


CULTIVAR GROUP
.Andromeda
.Bruckenthalia
(o)Calluna
(o)Daboecia

Erica Hardy Heaths:-
.Erica x afroeuropea
.Erica andevalensis
(o)Erica arborea
.Erica x arendsiana
.Erica australis
.Erica azorica
(o)Erica carnea
.Erica cillaris
(o)Erica cinerea
(o)Erica darleyensis
.Erica erigena
.Erica garforthensis
.Erica gaudificans
.Erica x griffithsii
.Erica krameri
(o)Erica lusitanica
(o)Erica mackayana
.Erica maderensis
.Erica manipuliflora
.Erica multiflora
.Erica
oldenburgensis

.Erica platycodon
.Erica scoparia
.Erica sicula
.Erica spiculifolia
.Erica stuartii

.Erica terminalis
(o)Erica tetralix
.Erica umbellata
(o)Erica vagans
.Erica veitchii
.Erica watsonii

.Erica williamsii

SEED COLOUR
Seed

BED PICTURES
Garden

H1 Amethyst is Empty
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H2
Mauve
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H3
Lavender
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H4
Lilac
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H0
White
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H5 Ruby is Empty
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H6
Cerise
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H7
Rose Pink
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H8
Pink
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H9
Beetroot
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H10
Purple
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H11
Lilac Pink
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H12 Heliotrope
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H13 Crimson
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H14 Magenta
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H15 Salmon is Empty
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H16
Shell Pink
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H17 Multi-Coloured
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Heather Height from Text Border

Purple = up to 4 inches (10cm)

Orange = up to 6 inches (15cm)

Violet = up to 8 inches (20cm)

Brown = up to 10 inches (25cm)

Blue = up to 12 inches (30cm)

Green = up to 14 inches (35cm)

Magenta = up to 16 inches (40cm)

Red = up to 18 inches (45cm)

Black = over 18 inches (45cm)

 

Heather Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Heather named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page details where that heather is available from.
Flowering months append the Sun Aspect in the Text Box below each Thumbnail.

 

"Handy Guide to Heathers - Descriptions & Suppliers of over 1000 varieties" by David & Anne Small. Published in 1992 by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries in the UK. ISBN 0-9519160-0-9. It provides a handy reference to descriptions of heathers in the genera Andromeda, Bruckenthalia, Calluna, Daboecia and Erica which are commercially cultivated in Britain, Europe and North America. The information has very largely come from the work of the Heather Society on producing an International Register of all heather names irrespective of whether they are in commercial use or not.

Heather Evergreen Shrub Name

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms)

Foliage Colour

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Erica vagans
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery or
Erica vagans Cultivars Index Page in Shrub Heather Index Gallery

"A native UK species found on the serpentine and gabbro rocks of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, but will be successful in any soil containing a high content of magnesium. It provides a very useful range of colours during September and October. The faded bells of many cultivars become an attractive russet in winter."

f. aureifolia 'Yellow John'
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'Charm'
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'Chittendenii'
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'Diana's Gold'
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'Grandiflora'
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'Holden Pink' - H16
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Shell Pink - H16

August, September, October

10 x 24
(25 x 60)

Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

'Hookstone Rosea'
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'Keira'
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'Leucantha' - H0
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Off White - H0

August, September, October

16 x 28
(40 x 70)

Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

'Lyonesse' - H0
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White - H0

August, September, October

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Bright Green

Bright Green

Bright Green

Bright Green
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'St Keverne' - H8
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Pink - H8

August, September, October, November

8 x 18
(20 x 45)

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

'Valerie Proudley'
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