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SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

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AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

Index Page No.

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Erica Hardy Heaths:-

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Erica Hardy Heaths:-

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Click on Colour below to change to its Heather Flower Colour Page with Flower and Flower Stalk

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) H10
Purple
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(o) H11
Lilac Pink
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(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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H13 Crimson
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(o) H14 Magenta
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(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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(o) H16
Shell Pink

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(o) H17 Multi-Coloured
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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

(o) 1

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

Daboecia cantabrica
'Arielle'

Erica ciliaris
f ciliaris
'Bretagne'

Erica cinerea
f cinerea
'Atrosanguinea, Smith's Variety'

Erica x stuartii 'Connemara'

Erica carnea
'Lohse's Rubin'

 

 

 

Juvenile Bud

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August 2013

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26 October 2014

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Mature Bud

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26 October 2014

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Flower and Flower Colour
with link to its
Flower Colour Page

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Magenta - H14

Photo from
October 2014

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Magenta - H14

Photo from
October 2014

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Magenta - H14

Photo from
October 2014

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Magenta - H14

Photo from
August 2013

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Magenta - H14

See below for change of flowerb colour from April to October
Photo from
6 April 2015

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Flower Stalk

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Photo of buds and flowers from
June 2013

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Photo of flower stalk from
October 2014

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Photo of flower stalk from
October 2014

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Photo of flower stalk from
August 2013

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Photo of flower stalks from
6 April 2015

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Flowers

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Photo of buds and flowers from
June 2013

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Photo of flowers and seedheads from
October 2014

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Photo of flowers from
October 2014

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Photo of flowers and seedheads from
August 2013

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Photo of flowers from
6 April 2015

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Seed

 

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Photo from
October 2014

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Juvenile Seeds from
August 2013

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Seedhead

 

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Photo from
October 2014

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Seedhead with Flower cluster from
August 2013

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Flowering Months with link its Flowering Month Page

July,
August,
September,
October

August,
September,
October

June,
July,
August,
September

July,
August,
September

January,
February,
March

 

 

 

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

12 x 20 (30 x 50)

Large glowing Magenta flowers, July-October, with dark green foliage. Compact habit

12 x 16 (30 x 40)

Magenta (H14) flowers, VIII–X; grey-green foliage; broad upright habit; height 30cm; spread 40cm. Found in Brittany by Lothar Denkewitz about 1990. Common name: Fringed heath.

10 x 24 (21-25 x 46-60)

Glowing magenta (H14) flowers, VI–IX; dark green foliage; broad spreading habit; height 21–25cm; spread 46–60cm.

"Tolerates temperatures down to -20 deg. C. and stays green all winter. The recommended planting distance is 30 cm. (8-11 pcs. Per m2.). This plant is very suitable for "the south facing garden. Requires a sunny spot not too poor soil. This plant needs winter protection from excessive rain and snow. In the summer, you should be careful that they do not dry out. Growing ground cover and can combine with other plants." from Coppelmans in Holland.

10 x 20 (25 x 50)

Magenta (H14) flowers, July-September, with dark grey green foliage. Loose spreading habit. This was the original clone and until 1979 was known simply as Erica x praegeri.
Does get damaged but recovers in coldest winters in PNW (Zone 7).

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Magenta (H14) flowers, January-March,with dark green foliage. Very compact habit. Rated highly in trials at Bad Zwischenahn, Germany

 

 

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

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Grey-Green

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Dark Green

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Dark Grey-Green

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Dark Green

Photo from
6 April 2015

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Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

Photo from
June 2013

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Grey-Green

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Dark Green

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Dark Grey-Green

Photo from
August 2013

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Dark Green

Photo

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Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

Photo from
October 2014

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Grey-Green

Photo from
October 2014

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Dark Green

Photo from
October 2014

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Dark Grey-Green

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Dark Green

Photo

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Winter
with link to its
Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

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Grey-Green

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Dark Green

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Dark Grey-Green

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Dark Green

Photo

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

Spring
with link to supplier in the UK

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Email John Hall Plants for availability

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

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Summer with link to supplier in Europe

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

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Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
June 2013

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Esveld

Photo of form from
 

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Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
 

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Heather's Heide and
Dauguet Nurseries in France

Photo of form from
August 2013

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Heather's Heide

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Autumn with link to supplier in USA

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
October 2014

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Photo of form from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers sells
Erica cinerea 'Atrosanguinea'

Photo of form from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form with flower buds and dead deciduous tree leaves from
26 October 2014

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Winter
with link to supplier in Canada

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The Heather Farm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juvenile Bud

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Mature Bud

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Flower and Flower Colour
with link to its
Flower Colour Page

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White - H0

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Flower Stalk

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Flowers

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Seed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seedhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowering Months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

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Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

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Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

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Winter
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Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Dark Green

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

Spring
with link to supplier in the UK

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Spring Park Nursery

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Summer with link to supplier in Europe

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Heather's Heide

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Autumn with link to supplier in USA

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Heaths and Heathers

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Winter
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Bunchberry Nurseries

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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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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.
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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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