Spring Heathers





Erica carnea 'Pirbright Rose'

'Pirbright Rose' provides masses of pale heliotrope flowers on greyish-green foliage. A vigorous spreading habit. Flower buds are formed in the summer months and start to show colour in December. If covered with snow, the buds will not continue to bloom until exposed to the sun. A favorite in the winter landscape.

Height: 0.5 ft
Width: 1-1.5 ft
Water: Well drained, slightly acidic soil with plenty of organic matter to retain moisture
Blooms: Winter-Spring
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

'Springwood Pink' is covered in stunning spikes of pink bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late winter to mid spring. It has light green foliage. The tiny needles do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
 
Height: 1 ft
Width: 2 ft
Water: Moist soil; No standing water
Blooms: Winter-Spring
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Erica carnea 'Springwood White'

'Springwood White' is a prostrate, mat-forming, evergreen shrub with mid-green foliage. It bears masses of white flowers in winter and spring.
 
Height: 1 ft
Width: 2 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Winter-Spring
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness: Zone 5

Summer Heathers





Erica cinerea 'Alba'
 
'Alba' boasts dainty white flowers from June to October and light-green foliage all year round. It is a hardy plant growing up to around 20cm (8in) height. Bell heather can be found throughout Western Europe as far as the Mediterranean extending northwards to the Faeroes and the southernmost tip of Norway.
 
Height: 0.5 - 1ft
Width: 2 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6




Erica cinerea 'Atrosanguinea'

This heather has red-purple flowers from June to September and dark-green foliage all year round.
 
Height: 0.5-1 ft
Width: 1.5 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 5




Erica cinerea 'C. D. Eason'

C.D. Eason is is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It is smothered in stunning spikes of fuchsia bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall & has dark green foliage.

 
Height: 1 ft
Width: 2 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 5




Erica cinerea 'Celebration'

Dainty white flowers July - Sept. Intense golden/ lime green foliage. Prostrate 8" high x 16" spread. Plant in well drained, light-acid soil in sun to light shade.
Height: 8 "
Width: 16 "
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica cinerea 'Golden Sport'

Amethyst flowers in summer & early autumn, potentially from July to November, being one of the longest flowering Erica cultivars. It was first introduced from Germany as a sport among nursery stocks. Smaller than the species, it is often only six or eight inches tall, & a foot wide. Dramatic fall colour: the evergreen leaves begin yellow to yellow-green for spring & summer, then in autumn turn a brilliant shining gold & magenta, holding this beautiful colouration right through to the end of winter.
 
Height: 8"
Width: 1 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica cinerea 'Pink Ice'

'Pink Ice' is a mat-forming, prostrate, evergreen shrub with dark-green foliage. It bears light rose-pink flowers from summer to early autumn.
Height: 0.5-1 ft
Width: 1.5 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica cinerea 'P. S. Patrick'

'P.S. Patrick' is a mat-forming, erect, evergreen shrub with dark-green foliage. It bears bright purple flowers in summer and early autumn.
 
Height: 0.5-1 ft
Width: 1.5 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica cinerea 'Velvet Knight'

'Velvet Knight' is a mat-forming, evergreen shrub with dark-green foliage. It bears deep blackish-purple flowers in summer and early autumn.
 
Height: 10 inches
Width: 1.5 ft
Water: Well drained, moist soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6

Winter Heathers





Erica darleyensis 'Alba'

A bushy compact variety that stay fairly low. Dark green foliage makes a wonderful contrast to the long blooming white flowers. Buds set in late summer.
 
Height: 8 "
Width: 20 "
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: November-May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson'

Pinkish-red flowers on a deep green bushy yet open shrub. An easy to grow cultivar with buds setting in late summer and blooms through winter months.

Height: 18 "
Width: 30 "
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: November-May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica darleyensis 'Candy Stripe'

Evergreen, spreading shrub with eye catching, purplish-red and white flowers.
 
Height: 1 ft
Width: 2 ft
Water: Moist, but well-drained sandy soil
Blooms: November-May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica darleyensis 'Darley Dale'

A very tough plant, easy to grow. The shell pink flowers are offset by the medium green foliage. Long blooming ironclad and proven selection.
 
Height: 15-18 "
Width: 3 ft
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: September- May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6



 

Erica darleyensis 'Eva Gold'

Compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, linear leaves, light green when young, yellow-green in summer, and turning mostly green by winter. Long, erect racemes of small, tubular, magenta flowers bloom from mid-winter to mid-spring.
 
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: January - April
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica darleyensis 'Furzey'

A prolific bloomer of dark pink flowers. The dark green foliage has strong winter colour with pink tips. A strong growing cultivar with long bloom season.

Height: 15 "
Width: 24 "
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: November-May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica darleyensis 'Ghost Hills'

The light green foliage has cream coloured tips through winter making an excellent contrast to the pink-reddish-purple flowers through the winter months.
 
Height: 1.5 ft
Width: 3 ft
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: November-May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica darleyensis 'Jack H. Brummage'

Heliotrope flowers bloom on this evergreen plant, with yellow orange foliage.
 
Height: 1 ft
Width: 2 ft
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: January-May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Erica darleyensis 'Kramer's Red'

Magenta coloured flowers against the dark green to Bronze coloured foliage make for a stunning contrast. A easy to grow cultivar with long lasting blooms.
 
Height: 15 "
Width: 24 "
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: January-April
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6

Scotch Heathers




Calluna vulgaris 'Corita'

Evergreen shrub with golden-green foliage and white flowers. Upright, spreading habit.
 
Height: 16-20 "
Width: 2 ft
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: July-August
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Beauty'

Semi-double, vivid deep purple-red flowers are the showiest of any red heather! Deep green foliage and a compact habit, flowers will last well into fall.
 
Height: 8-10"
Width: 1-1.5 ft
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Calluna vulgaris 'Eden's Beauty'

Semi-double, blood red flowers. Deep green foliage and a compact habit.
 
Height: 8-10"
Width: 18 "
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: August - October
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Calluna vulgaris 'Firefly'

Semi-double, vivid deep purple-red flowers are the showiest of any red heather! Deep green foliage and a compact habit, flowers will last well into fall.
 
Height: 12-18"
Width: 20-25"
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Calluna vulgaris 'Lady in Red'

Evergreen shrubs with bushy, mounding growth habit have abundant red flowers that begin to bloom in August, and last until January. For patio or garden display, or for use as a colorful house plant, this budblooming variety is deer resistant.
 
Height: 0.5-1.5 feet
Width: 8-14 "
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: August - January
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Calluna vulgaris ‘Multicolour’

Appropriately named for the range of foliage color through the seasons. Gold summer foliage carries a hint of orange that turns brilliant orange and red by winter. Late summer blooms are pale mauve. Low, spreading habit.
 
Height: 0.5 ft
Width: 15-18"
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: Late Summer
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Calluna vulgaris 'Red Star'

Vivid, deep purple-red, double flowers offset the dark green foliage from August to September. Attractive, open habit.
 
Height: 1-1.5 ft
Width: 1.5-2 ft
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: August - September
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4




Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Knight'

One of the many types of scotch heather. Silver knight boasts beautiful silvery gray foliage and lavender blooms. Plant in well drained soil in full sun. Callunas cannot tolerate drying out. Shear after flowering.
 
Height: 10-12 "
Width: 10-12 "
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: June-July
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 4






Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Torch'

A pretty Calluna that boasts orange-yellow new growth in spring turning to deep green. Later beautiful pink flowers. Needs full sun. More drought tolerant than most Calluna.
Height: 2-3 ft.
Width: 2-3 ft.
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: August-September
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Calluna vulgaris 'Winter Chocolate'

Colorful throughout the year: green and orange summer foliage, soft lavender blooms in late summer and fall, dark chocolate-colored winter foliage, and red tips in spring. Compact habit.
 
Height: 8-10 "
Width: 12-15 "
Water: Well-drained
Blooms: Late Summer - Fall
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4

Others

 


 
Kalmiopsis leachiana 'Umpqua Form'

A spreading evergreen with small leaves and abundant clusters of small magenta pink flowers with prominent stamens in late spring to summer. Small, opposite, dark green foliage. A very choice selection of a rare ericaceous Oregon native. Lovely when planted near large rocks and logs.
   
Height: 1 feet
Width: 2.5 feet
Water: Moist to dry, well-drained soil
Blooms: Late Spring to Summer
Exposure: Partial Shade to Sun
Hardiness: Zone 7




Phylliopsis hilleri 'Sugar Plum'
 
x Phylliopsis is a superb little ericaceous plant with needlelike evergreen foliage and pink, heather like flowers over a long period beginning in late spring. Low, mounding habit. Needs acid soil and excellent drainage. Terrific in a rock garden or a container. Hybrid between Phyllodoce & Kalmiopsis.
 
Height: 1-1.5 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Water: Well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring, repeating through fall
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 6