White flowers; VIII-X; foliage green with slight bluish tinge; habit low, flat; height 10cm; spread 30 cm. One of the best, creeping varieties.
Long racemes of lilac-pink flowers; VIII-IX; foliage dark green; habit upright; height 45cm; spread 55cm.
Seedling; found by B. G. (Jack) London (Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, England) in 1971.
Named after Jack London; the name should not be rendered as ‘London’s Pride’.
Small, dark crimson flowers; IX-X; foliage orange turning red in winter; habit erect; height 30cm; spread 45cm.
Found by J. W. Sparkes (Beechwood Nursery, Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England); introduced either by J. W. Sparkes or J. F. Letts about 1966.
Name is an allusion to the flowering time and flower colour, and to the foliage colour.
♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher), violet; mid VIII-X; foliage silver-green; habit: upright; height 45cm; spread 35cm across after 5 years (not pruned). Later to flower than ‘Loki’; more upright.
Deliberately raised seedling, raised before 2010, selected in September 2013. EU-Sortenschutz VL-13-7 (Lisann). ® C.2015:02. Registered by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).
♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher), buds red, small, VIII-X; foliage green; habit: upright; height to 45cm; spread 35cm across after 5 years (not pruned). Later to flower than ‘Loki’; more upright.
Deliberately raised seedling, raised before 2010, selected in September 2013. EU-Sortenschutz VL-13-5 (Lore). ® C.2015:01. Registered by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).
Bud-bloomer, calyx lilac (HI); IX-XI; foliage mid-green; habit broad, bushy. Deliberately bred seedling; raised by Kurt Kramer in 1991 (sister-seedling of ‘Fritz Kircher‘).
Named after Mrs Loni Kircher, wife of Fritz Kircher, President of Gesellschaft der Heidefreunde. This cultivar should not be confused with Calluna vulgaris ‘Loni’ which is also named after Mrs Kircher, and which is not a bud-bloomer. Registered on 3 November 2002 by Kurt Kramer.
♤ Bud-flowering; purple red; VIII-X; foliage green–gray; habit upright; height 50cm; spread 50cm after 3 years (not pruned). Shows colour as early as mid-August.
Deliberately raised from two unnamed seedlings, cross made by J. van Leuven in August 2010; selected in August 2011; to be released in 2015.
® C.2013:04 registered on 25 October 2013 by J. van Leuven, Johannes, Geldern-Lüllingen, Germany.
♤ Bud-flowering; buds H5 (ruby), 5mm long, to 2mm diameter; VIII-IX; foliage dark green; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned). Buds show colour three weeks earlier than ‘Athene’ or ‘Amethyst’.
Sport on ‘Loki’, found by J. van Leuven, Geldern-Lüllingen, in autumn 2007.
® C.2011:04 registered on 16 January 2011 by K. Kramer, Edewecht, Germany
Flowers mauve; VIII-IX; foliage grey-green; habit low-growing, creeping with swirling branches; height 12-20cm; spread 45cm after 7 years. “One of the lowest silvers. Both ‘Grey Carpet‘ and ‘Silver Cloud‘ are much taller than listed here. It has a more swirling pattern than those two.”
Chance seedling found in her nursery and propagated by Karla Lortz. Pacific Northwest Native American name for a local river.
® C.2008:10 registered on 25 August 2008 by Karla Lortz, Shelton, WA 98584-8429, USA.