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with Foliage Stalk and Form

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Spr-Bronze

1

(o) Aut-Bronze

(o) 1

Erica garforthensis

(o) 1

Erica tetralix

1

CULTIVAR GROUP with Flowers

 

FLOWERING SEASON
with Flower and Flower Stalk

 

(o) H0
White
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(o) H1 Amethyst
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H2
Mauve
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(o) Spr-Green

(o) 1

(o) Aut-Green

(o)
1 2

Erica gaudificans

(o) 1

Erica umbellata

1

Andromeda

(o) 1

(o) January
Winter

(o)
1 2

(o) 1

(o) 1

1

Spr-Grey

1

(o) Aut-Grey

(o) 1

(o) Erica x griffithsii

(o) 1

Erica vagans

1

Bruckenthalia spiculifolia changed to
Erica spiculifolia

1

(o)February
Winter

(o)
1 2

(o) H3
Lavender
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(o) 1

H4
Lilac
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1

H5
Ruby
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1

(o) Spr-Orange

(o) 1

Aut-Orange

1

Erica krameri

(o) 1

Erica veitchii

1

(o) Calluna

(o) 1

(o) March
Spring

(o)
1 2

Spr-Red

1

Aut-Red

1

(o) Erica lusitanica

(o) 1

Erica watsonii

1

(o) Daboecia

(o) 1

(o) April
Spring

(o)
1 2

H6
Cerise
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1

(o) H7
Rose Pink
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(o) 1

(o) H8
Pink
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(o) 1

(o) Spr-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Aut-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Erica mackayana

(o) 1

Erica williamsii

1

Erica Hardy Heaths:-

 

(o) May
Spring

(o) 1

(o) Spr-Other Colour

(o) 1

Aut-Other Colour

1

Erica maderensis

(o) 1

 

 

Erica x afroeuropea

(o) 1

(o) June
Summer

(o) 1

(o) H9
Beetroot
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(o) 1

(o) H10
Purple
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(o) 1

(o) H11
Lilac Pink
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(o) 1

 

 

 

 

(o) Erica manipuliflora

(o) 1

 

 

Erica andevalensis now treated as Erica mackayana ssp andevalensis

1

(o) July
Summer

(o) 1

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

 

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

 

Erica multiflora

1

SEED COLOUR

 

(o) Erica arborea

(o) 1

(o) August
Summer

(o) 1

(o) H12 Heliotrope
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(o) 1

H13 Crimson
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1

(o) H14 Magenta
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(o) 1

(o) Sum-Bronze

(o) 1

(o) Win-Bronze

(o) 1

(o) Erica
oldenburgensis

(o) 1

Seed

1

(o) Erica x arendsiana

(o) 1

(o) September
Autumn

(o) 1

(o) Sum-Green

(o)
1 2

(o) Win-Green

(o)
1 2

Erica platycodon

1

 

 

(o) Erica australis

(o) 1

(o) October
Autumn

(o) 1

H15 Salmon

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1

(o) H16
Shell Pink

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(o) 1

(o) H17 Multi-Coloured
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(o) 1

Sum-Grey

1

Win-Grey

1

Erica scoparia

1

BED PICTURES

 

(o) Erica azorica
(Syn.
Erica scoparia subsp. azorica)

(o) 1

(o) November
Autumn

(o) 1

Sum-Orange

1

(o) Win-Orange

(o) 1

Erica sicula

1

Garden

1

(o) Erica carnea

(o)
1 2

(o) December
Winter

(o) 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sum-Red

1

(o) Win-Red

(o) 1

(o) Erica spiculifolia

(o) 1

 

 

(o) Erica ciliaris

(o) 1

 

 

 

 

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(o) Sum-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Win-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Erica stuartii

(o) 1


(o) COMMENTS

(o) Erica cinerea

(o) 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sum-Other Colour

1

(o) Win-Other Colour

(o) 1

Erica terminalis

1

(o) Erica x darleyensis

(o) 1

The 2 rows of "Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms) and Comment" state the Heather Description from 'Handy Guide to Heathers Descriptions & Suppliers of over 1000 varieties" by David & Anne Small, published in 1992 by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries (ISBN 0-9519160-0-9). This gives the official Heather Society flower colour(s) and foliage colour(s).
Photos from Chris Garnons-Williams are added to that respective flower colour or foliage colour page in the Shrub Heather Gallery and the relevant index page in this gallery IRRESPECTIVE OF THE ACTUAL FLOWER COLOUR OR FOLIAGE COLOUR (stated in the Handy Guide) IN THE IMAGE THAT WAS TAKEN BY CHRIS GARNONS-WILLIAMS.

(o) Erica erigena

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Heather Evergreen Shrub Cultivar or Hybrid Name
with link to its Description Page

Erica x arendsiana
'Charnwood Pink'

Erica x darleyensis
f. darleyensis
'George Rendall'

Erica carnea
f aureifolia
'Aztec Gold'

Erica erigena
f aureifolia
'Golden Lady'

Erica lusitanica

Erica carnea
'Ann Sparkes'

Erica carnea
'Margery Frearson'

 

Juvenile Bud

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Photo from
 

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
December 2014

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2014

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2013

Ericalusitanicaflobudgarnonwilliams

Photo from
December 2014

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Ericacarneamargeryfrearsonflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

 

Mature Bud

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Photo from
 

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
December 2014

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2014

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2013

Ericalusitanicaflobudstalkgarnonwilliams

Photo from
December 2014

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Ericacarneamargeryfrearsonflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

 

Flower and Flower Colour
with link to its
Flower Colour Page

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkflokavanagh

Pale Pink (Lilac - H4) to
Shell Pink - H16 so is
Multi-coloured - H17

Photo from
November 2013

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflogarnonswilliams

Pink - H8
flowers darkening to
Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
December 2014
 

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflogarnonswilliams

Shell Pink - H16
flowers darken to
Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
January 2015

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflokavanagh

White - H0

Photo from
June 2013

Ericalusitanicaflogarnonwilliams

White - H0

Photo from
December 2014

Ericacarneaannsparkesflo2garnonswilliams

Rose Pink - H7 flowers darken to
Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
February 2015

Ericacarneamargeryfrearsonflogarnonswilliams

Lilac-Pink - H11

Photo from
January 2015

 

Flower Stalk

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkflostalkkavanagh

Photo of flower stalks from
November 2013

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
December 2014
 

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
January 2015

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflostalkkavanagh

Photo of flower stalk from
June 2013

Ericalusitanicaflostalkgarnonwilliams

Photo of flower stalk from December 2014
 

Ericacarneaannsparkesflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
February 2015

Ericacarneamargeryfrearsonflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

 

Flowers

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkfloskavanagh

Photo of flowers from
November 2013

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflosgarnonswilliams

Photo of flowers from
December 2014
 

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflosgarnonswilliams

Photo of flowers from
January 2015

Ericaerigenagoldenladyfloskavanagh

Photo of flowers from
June 2013

Ericalusitanicaflosgarnonwilliams

Photo of flowers from
December 2014
 

Ericacarneaannsparkesflosgarnonswilliams

Photo of flowers from
February 2015

Ericacarneamargeryfrearsonflosgarnonswilliams

Photo of Flowers from
January 2015

 

Seed

 

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Seedhead

 

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Photo from
 

Ericaerigenagoldenladyseedstalkkavanagh

Photo from
October 2014

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Flowering Months with link to its Flowering Month Page

October,
November,
December,
January,
February,
March,
April

October,
November,
December,
January,
February,
March,
April,
May

January,
February,
March,
April

February,
March,
April

December,
January,
February,
March,
April,
May

February,
March,
April,
May

January,
February,
March

 

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

36 x 36 (90 x 90)


Pale pink (lilac (H4) deepening to shell-pink (H16)) flowers; October-April, mediumg green foliage; tall, erect habit. One of the clones from Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany), named after a borough in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

12 x 26 (30 x 65)

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), XI–V; mid-green foliage, the young shoots tipped red fading to pink and cream; bushy; height 26–30cm; spread 61–75cm. Named after William George Rendall Eason, son of C. D. Eason.

8 x 14 (20 x 35)

Shell-pink (H16) flowers darken to heliotrope (H12), I–IV; golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter; bushy compact habit; height 20cm; spread 35cm.

12 x 16 (30 x 40)

White flowers, II–IV, sparse; golden yellow foliage throughout the year; slow-growing; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. This is prone to severe windburn in cold windy sites, and also, if planted in a harsh site, to reverting to ‘W. T. Rackliff’ from which it was a sport.

40 x 28 (100 x 70)

Pink buds opening white  flowers and sometimes tinged with pink, March-May, with medium green foliage.  Open erect 40” tall x 28" wide.  Can begin blooming in December some years.

Recommended by the Heather Society.

6 x 10 (15 x 25)

The flowers, February-May, open Rose Pink - H7 and darken to Heliotrope - H12. The orange foliage turns crimson under cold stress with bronze tips during the rest of the year. Distinctive. Recommended by the Heather Society.

6 x 18 (15 x 45)

Lilac-Pink (H11) flowers, January-March, with green foliage in summer turning a yellow-bronze in winter.

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green, the young shoots tipped red fading to pink and cream

Photo from
 

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Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Ericaerigenagoldenladyfolsprgarnonswilliams

Golden Yellow

Photo from
March 2013
 

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green

Photo from
 

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Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Ericaerigenagoldenladyfolsumkavanagh

Golden Yellow

Photo from
July 2013

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkfolautgarnonswilliams

Medium Green

Photo from
November 2014
 

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Mid Green

Photo from
 

Ericacarneaaztecgoldfolautgarnonswilliams

Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Photo from
October 2014

Ericaerigenagoldenladyfolautkavanagh

Golden Yellow

Photo from
September 2012

Ericalusitanicafolautgarnonwilliams

Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Winter
with link to its
Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallfolwingarnonswilliams

Mid Green

Photo from
 

Ericacarneaaztecgoldfolwingarnonswilliams

Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Photo from
January 2015

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Golden Yellow

Photo from
 

Ericalusitanicafolwingarnonwilliams

Medium Green

Photo from
 

Ericacarneaannsparkesfolwingarnonswilliams

Orange foliage turned Crimson foliage under cold stress

Photo from
February 2015

Ericacarneamargeryfrearsonfolwingarnonswilliams

 

Photo from
January 2015

Form dis-plays Over-all Fol-iage Col-our

Spring form
with link to supplier in the UK

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Photo of form from
 

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St Bridget Nurseries,
Spring Park Nursery

Photo of form from
 

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Forest Edge Nurseries - a wholesale business

Ericaerigenagoldenladyforsprkavanagh

Spring Park Nursery

Photo of form from
March 2013

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Photo of form from
 

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Highland Heathers

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Summer form with link to supplier in Europe

Heather's Heide online shop from Holland is closed on Sunday

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Photo of form from
 

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Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
 

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Ericaerigenagoldenladyforsumkavanagh

Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
July 2013

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Photo of form from
 

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

Autumn form with link to supplier in USA

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkforautgarnonswilliams

Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
November 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

Ericacarneaaztecgoldforautgarnonswilliams

Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form of flower buds and foliage from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

Ericalusitanicaforautgarnonwilliams

Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

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Heaths and Heathers

Winter form
with link to supplier in Canada

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Photo of form from
 

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallforwingarnonswilliams

 

Photo of form with flower buds, flowers and foliage from
December 2014
 

Ericacarneaaztecgoldforwingarnonswilliams

Photo of form of flower buds, flowers and foliage from
January 2015

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Photo of form from
 

Ericalusitanicaforwingarnonwilliams

 

Photo of form from
 

Ericacarneaannsparkesforwingarnonswilliams

Bunchberry Nurseries

Photo of form of flowers with orange foliage turned crimson in the cold from
February 2015

Ericacarneamargeryfrearsonforwingarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Anyone during the summer months, who has walked over the moor lands throughout the British Isles will appreciate the magnificent mass of colour provided by Heathers. Heathers are native to not only the British Isles, but also much of mainland Europe to northern Italy and as far north as Iceland. Due to seed of our native Calluna vulgaris (Scotch Heather) being accidentally introduced on packaging materials, it has also become naturalised in parts of Nova Scotia and Eastern Canada.

We had better point out that there are more heather species (Erica) in South Africa than anywhere else in the world. Many of these have been introduced and sold as pot grown house plants, which if after flowering they are planted out in the garden, then they will die during the winter months. So do make sure the heather you are purchasing is hardy enough to be grown outdoors in the garden.

Most of the heathers require a fertile, moist, but not waterlogged, acid soil. By incorporating plenty of composted bark, or peat, we grow them quite successfully in a sandy loam of Ph6.5, which is almost neutral. If you garden on soils with a high lime content, it is better to create beds raised 15/20cm above your normal soil level and infill this with half and half JI 3 compost and composted bark, or peat. Heathers can also be grown in tubs, or troughs, but Calluna’s and Erica cinerea hate hot feet, but both species like an open sunny site and will not produce so many flowers if grown in dense shade. The winter flowering heather, Erica carnea, is a mountain plant consequently it will tolerate drier soils and warmer sites and will grow in fertile soils of PH7 with less bark, or peat being used.

FLOWERING TIMES
Erica carnea is a superb winter flowering, dwarf evergreen shrub. Over 130 named forms have been introduced varying in size, foliage and flower colour. Flowering time is usually from December to March when there is little else in flower.

Erica erigena is a strong growing shrub, which will attain between 75 cm and 2 metres and flowers during April and May. It has sported a number of foliage and flower cultivars, but they will not tolerate wet feet and exposed sites, but the hybrids between this species and Erica carnea are named Erica x darleyensis and these - although almost as tough as Erica carnea - are much stronger growers growing between 45 and 70cms in height. The x darleyensis cultivars produce flowers from white through to dark amethyst - all flower from December to May.

The tree heather, Erica arborea forms a small tree in Southern Europe where its roots are used to make briar pipes, but it is very tender. However, the variety alpina has been growing in our nursery showground for many years where - if left to its own devices - would attain 2-3 metres in height. It is massed with honey scented white flowers in April-May.

Erica cinerea is a superb low growing shrub which, according to cultivar, is massed with flowers of varying colours from June to September. Daboecia cantabrica also flowers at this time with attractive urn shaped flowers. The sub species scotica is lower growing and freer flowering.

Although there is only one species in Calluna vulgaris; over 600 named cultivars have been introduced, varying from dwarfs of 7cms to those which attain 60cms and with foliage of green, silver, or yellow. The flowers also vary from white to beetroot-red and appear from late June to September. Erica vagans, the Cornish Heath brings the season to a close; its stiff, upright branches produce masses of white, lavender, or pink flowers in September-October.

PRUNING
All of the summer flowering heathers can be pruned after flowering, or the brown seed heads left on until April. Erica arborea alpina and the x darleyensis hybrids can if room allows, be left to their own devices. If room is restricted they can be pruned over as soon as their flowers have faded.

" from Goscote Nurseries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Evergreen Shrub Cultivar or Hybrid Name
with link to its Description Page

Erica carnea
'Alan Coates'

Erica carnea
'Atrorubra'

Erica carnea
'Clare Wilkinson'

Erica carnea
'David's Seedling'

Erica carnea
'Early Red'

Erica carnea
f. aureifolia
'Foxhollow'

Erica carnea
'Gelber Findling'

 

Juvenile Bud

Ericacarneaalancoatesflobudgarnonswilliams

Phot from
January 2015

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Photo from
 

Ericacarneaclarewilkinsonflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo of Juvenile Buds from
November 2014

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Ericacarneaearlyredflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo of Flower Buds from
October 2014

Ericacarneafoxhollowflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo of Flower Buds from
27 February 2015

Ericacarneagelberfindlingflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower bud from
2 January 2015

 

Mature Bud

Ericacarneaalancoatesflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

Ericacarneaatrorubraflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
February 2015

Ericacarneaclarewilkinsonflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo Maturing Buds from
October 2014

Ericacarneadavidsseedlingflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of Flower Buds and Flowers on the same stalk from
October 2014

Ericacarneaearlyredflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of Flower Buds on a stalk from
October 2014

Ericacarneafoxhollowflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of Flower Buds on stalks from
27 February 2015

Ericacarneagelberfindlingflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower buds and flowers from
2 January 2015

 

Flower and Flower Colour
with link to its
Flower Colour Page

Ericacarneaalancoatesflogarnonswilliams

Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
January 2015

Ericacarneaatrorubraflogarnonswilliams

Deep Pink - H8

Photo from
February 2015
 

Ericacarneaclarewilkinsonflogarnonswilliams

Shell Pink - H16

Photo from
January 2015

See below for change of flower colour in April

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Open Pink - H8 and darken to Heliotrope - H12 with time

Photo from
January 2015

See below for darkened flower colour with time with its photo taken on the same day

Ericacarneaearlyredflo1garnonswilliams

Pale Lilac Pink - H11

Photo from
January 2015

See below for change of flower colour in April

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Heliotrope - H12 to Shell Pink - H16 flowers, depending on ther exposure to the sun

Photo from
14 March 2015

See below for other flower colour

Ericacarneagelberfindlingflo1garnonswilliams

Pink - H8

Photo from
14 March 2015

See below for change from Lilac Pink flower colour in January to Pink of March

 

Flower Stalk

Ericacarneaalancoatesflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

Ericacarneaatrorubraflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
February 2015
 

Ericacarneaclarewilkinsonflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
January 2015

Ericacarneadavidsseedlingflostalk1garnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
January 2015

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Photo of flower stalk from
January 2015

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Photo of flower stalks with change of flower colour from
14 March 2015

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Photo of flower stalk from
14 March 2015

 

Flowers

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Photo from
January 2015

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Photo of flowers from
February 2015
 

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Photo of flowers from
January 2015

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Photo of flowers and buds with dead pine needles from
January 2015

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Photo of flowers with dead pine needles from
January 2015

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Photo of the different colours of these flowers with dead pine needles and dead deciduous tree leaves from
14 March 2015

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Photo of flowers from
14 March 2015

 

Seed

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Seedhead

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Flowering Months

February,
March

January,
February,
March,
April,
May

January,
February,
March,
April,
May

December,
January
,
February,
March,
April,
May

October,
November,
December
,
January
,
February,
March

January,
February,
March,
April

January,
February,
March

 

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

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, February-March, with dark green foliage

6 x 16 (15 x 40)

Deep Pink (H8) flowers, January-May, with mid green foliage.

6 x 14 (15 x 35)

Long racemes of Shell Pink (H16) flowers, January-May, with mid green foliage. Free flowering. Vigorous trailing habit.

6 x 20 (15 x 50)

The flowers, December-May, open Pink (H8) and darken to Heliotrope (H12) with time. Mid green foliage. A good floriferous cultivar.

6 x 16 (15 x 40)

Pale Lilac Pink (H11) flowers, October-March, with dark green foliage. Spreading habit.

6 x 16 (15 x 40)

Heliotrope (H12) to Shell Pink (H16) flowers, depending on the exposure to the sun, January-April, with yellow foliage tipped bronze for most of the year, which deepens to orange/red in very cold weather. Sparse flowers but outstanding foliage. Heather Society recommended.

6 x 10 (10-15 x 21-25)

Pink (H8) Flowers, January-March, orange-green foliage and shoots tipped yellow in summer, compact, height 10-15cm, spread 21-25cm in habit similar to 'Lesley Sparkes', which has greener foliage. Chance seedling found in his garden by Fritz Kircher (Hamburg, Germany)

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

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Mid Green

Photo from
April 2015

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Dark Green

Photo from
April 2015

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Yellow

Yellow foliage tipped bronze for most of the year, which deepens to orange/red in very cold weather

Photo from
14 March 2015

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Orange-green foliage and shoots tipped yellow in summer

Photo from
14 March 2015

Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

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Mid Green

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Orange-green foliage and shoots tipped yellow in summer

Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

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Mid Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green

Photo from
October 2014

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Orange-green foliage and shoots tipped yellow in summer

Winter
with link to its
Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Photo from
January 2015

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Mid Green

Photo from
February 2015
 

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Mid Green

Photo from
January 2015

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Mid Green

Photo from
January 2015

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Dark Green

Photo from
January 2015

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Orange/Red

Yellow foliage tipped bronze for most of the year, which deepens to orange/red in very cold weather

Photo from
27 February 2015

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Orange-green foliage and shoots tipped yellow in summer

Photo from
2 January 2015

Form dis-plays Over-all Fol-iage Col-our

Spring form
with link to supplier in the UK

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Photo of form from
 

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Photo of form with flowers from
April 2015

See below for change of flower colour in April from January 2015

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Email John Hall Plants for availability

Photo

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Photo of form with flowers and dead deciduous tree leaves from
April 2015

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Highland Heathers or
Email John Hall Plants for availability

Photo of form with flowers and dead deciduous tree leaves and dead pine needles from
14 March 2015

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Email John Hall Plants for availability

Photo of form with flowers and dead deciduous tree leaves from
14 March 2015

Summer form with link to supplier in Europe

Heather's Heide online shop from Holland is closed on Sunday

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

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Autumn form with link to supplier in USA

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Heaths and Heathers

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form with flower buds from
November 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form with flower buds from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form with flower buds from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

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Winter form
with link to supplier in Canada

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Photo from
January 2015

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Photo of form from
February 2015

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Photo of form with flower buds and flowers from
January 2015

See above and below for change of flower colour in April 2015

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Photo of form with flower buds and flowers from
January 2015

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Photo of form with flower buds and flowers from
January 2015

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Bunchberry Nurseries

Photo of form with flowers, dead deciduous tree leaves and dead pine needles from
27 February 2015

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Photo of form with flower buds and flowers, with dead deciduous tree leaves from
2 January 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on which heather species you choose with their 1 from the official 18 heather colours in the top menu, you can have flowers throughout the year, which is very useful for their pollination by bees.

Click on the 1 in the Colour Wheel below to link to those thumbnails in their Comparison Gallery -
with their index of those bee-pollinated plants in addition to heathers of that flower colour in that month -
to compare their blooms:-

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"RHS Plants for Pollinators
There are lots of ways to make your garden as perfect for pollinators as possible with the RHS
We have compiled two downloadable plant lists to help gardeners identify plants that will provide nectar and pollen for bees and many other types of pollinating insects:
 

How to attract and support pollinating insects

  • Aim to have plants that are attractive to pollinating insects in flower from early spring to late autumn.
  • Grow garden plants with flowers that attract pollinating insects.
  • Avoid plants with double or multi-petalled flowers. Such flowers may lack nectar and pollen, or insects may have difficulty in gaining access.
  • Never use pesticides on plants when they are in flower.
  • Where appropriate, British wildflowers can be an attractive addition to planting schemes and may help support a wider range of pollinating insects.
  • Observe the plants in your garden. If you know of plants with blooms that regularly attract insects, let us know.
  • Encourage bees by keeping honeybees yourself or allowing a beekeeper to place hives in your garden. Nest boxes containing cardboard tubes or hollow plant stems, or holes drilled in blocks of wood will provide nest sites for some species of solitary bees. Such nests are available from garden centres or you can make your own (holes/tubes should be in a mixture of sizes with a diameter of 2 - 8mm / (116 - 516 in))." from the RHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Site design and content copyright ©December 2014. Index Page for each Comparison Page of Heather Comparison Gallery created in this Gallery in December 2014. Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.
It is possible that the carrier pigeon used in the original link may have died and thus that link currently may no longer be functional. 

 

Some heathers besides having flowers have foliage colours that change from 1 season to the next season in the UK -

  • Spring (March, April, May),
  • Summer (June, July, August),
  • Autumn (September, October, November) and
  • Winter (December, January, February).


The Heather Comparison Gallery provides comparison pages of the:-

  • 18 flower colours with flower and flower stalk as shown in the menu table at the top of this page,
  • 18 flower colours with flower and flower stalk in each of the months that heather flowers,
  • 7 foliage colours with foliage stalk and form per season as shown in the menu table at the top of this page, and
  • Each of the Heather Cultivar Groups with flowers

and the Index for the heathers shown in each of these Comparison Pages is in 1 or more Index Pages in the relevant Heather Evergreen Shrub Index Gallery instead of being in the same Comparison page, due to their being too many to include within the available space.
THIS COMBINATION OF FOLIAGE COLOUR CHANGE CAN BE USED IN YOUR GARDEN DESIGN TO AID DIFFERENT GROUNDCOVER FOLIAGE COLOURS IN DIFFERENT SEASONS, together with the months of flower buds before flowering and the post months of seedheads.

 

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