‘E. F. Brown’

Pale (H3) lavender flowers, IX–XII, with mid-green foliage; upright; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. A good late cultivar.

Found by E. F. Brown in Germany before 1966; introduced in the USA

Named after the finder, an American airman, friend of Letts.

‘E. Hoare’

Crimson (H13) flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage; less graceful but more compact than ‘C. W. Nix’; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.


Pale purple (H10) flowers, VIII–IX; light green foliage; new growth is creamy white and red retained into the summer; open upright habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling; found by S. Ketelaar (Nieuwegein, Netherlands) about 1976; introduced by P.G. Zwijnenburg (Boskoop, Netherlands) in 1982.

Name alluding to the foliage colour and season. The name is hyphenated.

‘Eckart Miessner’

Magenta (H14) flowers, deepening to crimson (H13), VIII–IX; mid-green foliage; broad, erect habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Sport on ‘Carmen‘: found by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany) in 1982, and introduced by K. Kramer in 1987.

Named after Herr Miessner (1910-1972) wrote the first German book on heathers in 1970 (Der Heidegarten 20: 4-11 (1986)). German orthography is ‘Eckart Mießner’.

‘Edith Godbolt’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VIII–IX; mid-green foliage. Very floriferous. Named after an aunt of Sqn. Ldr. A. Taylor who found it in her garden at Crowborough, East Sussex, England; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm.


Flowers purple (H10), single, small; VIII-X(early); foliage in summer green tinged bronze, bronze more pronounced in young growth; individual leaves very small, and congested on stems; shoots very neatly 4-sided; habit upright, bushy; height 22cm; spread 22cm after 4 years not pruned. Selected from mixed seedlings, raised from open-pollinated plants. “No other cultivar has this combination of foliage and flower colour.” Eko means echo in England: “once seen one will recall it”.

Published in Heather news quarterly 37 (4: Fall 2014): 11 (name only); URL www.heatherworld.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015).

® C.2015.10 registered on 21 September 2015 by Sten-Börje Sörensson, Almvägen 7, 475 51 Hönö, Sweden.


White flowers, VIII–IX; mid-green foliage, with striking yellow young shoots in spring; compact, erect habitt; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

Introduced Mrs P. Rodwell (Upminster Lodge Nurseries, Upminster, Essex, England) in 1995.

‘Elegant Pearl’

White flowers, VIII–IX; bright green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm.

This white-flowered circulated in Netherlands before 1970 under the name ‘Elegantissima’ which had also been applied to a pink-flowered clone (from Portugal, collected by Walter Ingwersen); re-named by Dutch nurserymen in 1970.

Name alluding to the former name (‘Elegantissima’) and the white flowers.

‘Elegantissima ‘

White flowers in long tapering spikes, VIII–IX; bright green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. (The name was also used at one time for ‘Walter Ingwersen‘.


❁ Silver-rose flowers, VII–X; dark green foliage; spreading, open habit; height 35cm tall; spread 35cm. A sport on ‘Tib‘ found in 1980s by E. H. Becker (Borstel-Hohenroden, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) in 1984, and named after his wife.

‘Elisa’ {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering; buds white, 5mm long; IX-XII; foliage light green; habit bushy, broad; height 30cm; spread 35cm after 3 years (pruned).

Deliberately raised cross by Kurt Kramer, made in 2008 between unnamed seedlings, selected in 2009.

® C.2013:07 registered on 8 December 2013 by K. Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.

‘Elkstone White’

White flowers, VII–VIII; mid-green foliage; compact broad habit; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm.

Wild-collected; found at Elkstone on Morridge Moor near Leek, North Staffordshire, England; introduced by John Ravenscroft (Bridgemere Nurseries, Nantwich, Cheshire) about 1953. ‘The only plant in flower at the time it was spotted.’

Named after the place where it was found, Elkstone on Morridge Moor, Leek, Staffordshire.


Crimson flowers, VII–IX; bright green foliage; broad erect habit; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

Sport on ‘Darkness‘; raised and introduced by H. van der Lip (Hazerswoude, Netherlands) in 1991.

Named after the wife of the finder.

‘Ellie Barbour’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage; spreading habit; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm.

Introduced in USA before 1979; Alice Knight (Heather Acres Inc., Elma, Washington, USA) obtained this from The Rock Garden (later named Daystar; Litchfield, Maine, USA) in 1979.



Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–IX; green foliage with a greyish sheen; upright; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Else Frye’

❁ White flowers, VIII–X; mid-green foliage; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. Very similar to ‘Alba Plena‘, but the foliage is a little darker and the flower-spikes a little longer on unpruned plants.

Sport “on a pink-flowered plant”; found by Mrs Frye about 1940 in her garden at Seattle, Washington, USA; originally propagated by Frances Robertson, nurseryman to Professor Frye, and reputedly introduced into Britain by F. J. Chapple.

Named after Mrs Frye, the wife of the Professor of Botany at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA

‘Elsie Purnell’

❁Lavender (H3) flowers in very long spikes, VIII–X; grey-green foliage in summer, turning drab brown-green in winter; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm. An outstanding plant, apart from its dull foliage; named after the wife of Ralph Purnell.

‘Emerald Jock’

White flowers, VIII–IX; bright green foliage all the year; spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm.

Wild-collected (collector’s no. K16); found on St Kilda by R. J. Brien (Pitcairngreen Heather Farm, Perthshire, Scotland) in 1966; introduced by R. J. Brien by 1968.

Named after Jock Nimlin, gem collector and field officer on St Kilda, and alluding to the foliage colour.

‘Emma ‘ {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers-buds white, 4mm long, 1.5mm across; IX-X; foliage dark green with mid-green new growth; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned). Grows without problems in hot summers.
PBR granted on 20 January 2011. Deliberately raised seedling made in October 2007 by Helmut Hiedl; selected in October 2008. ® C.2014.03 : registered on 9 January 2014 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany.

‘Emma Louise Tuke’

White flowers, VIII–IX; lime green foliage; bushy habit; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Named after the wife of the finder.

‘Eric Easton’

White flowers but few in number, VIII–IX; sage-green foliage composed of especially tiny leaves giving an unusual appearance; upright compact growth; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.


Extreme dwarf, dark green foliage; looks like a ball of moss.

Sport (witch’s broom) on ‘Martha Hermann‘, in Sweden by a friend of Brita Johansson in 1990.

Named after the finder’s husband.

‘Eskdale Gold’

White flowers, VIII–X; golden yellow foliage throughout the yea; upright; height 26–30cm; spread 26–30cm.


♤ Cerise (H6) buds, IX–XI; dark green foliage; upright; height 40cm; spread 40cm.