Synonym of Calluna vulgaris ‘Pennyacre Gold’
Foliage dirty green in a site facing East, where it gets morning sun only but in a position facing South, it is a bright terracotta in Spring and terracotta red in winter. The colour most noticeable in April and May.
Wild-collected sport; found on Collin Mountain near Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on St Patrick’s Day 1928 by Mr and Mrs J. W. Porter (Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland) as a sport on basal growth of a partly burnt plant.
Named after the patron saint of Ireland.
White flowers; VIII-XI: habit erect.
Listed by 1982; finder thought to be R. J. Brien (Pitcairngreen Heather Farm, Perthshire, Scotland).
Named, perhaps after the fairy-tale character, but probably also alluding to flower colour.
♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher), “salmon” (“a new colour in Calluna”); IX-XII; foliage green; habit upright, to 50cm tall × 50cm across after 4 years (pruned).
Deliberately raised seedling, raised in September 2011, selected in September 2012.
® C.2016:04. Registered on 29th December 2016 by Johannes van Leuven (Geldern, Germany).
Crimson flowers (H13); VIII-IX; foliage green tinged gold; habit broad, upright; height 45cm; spread 45cm.
Seedling; found in the garden at Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, England, before 1982 by a member of staff of Hardwicks Nurseries (Newick, Sussex, England).
Named after the village where it was found.
White flowers; IX-XI; foliage bright gren; habit compact upright; height 25cm; spread 35cm. A deliberate cross between ‘Hammondii‘ and ‘Long White‘. Raised and selected by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany) in 1984; introduced by Kurt Kramer 1992. Fancy name, not named after anyone in particular.
Flowers lavender (H3), single: VII-VIII: foliage summer yellow/ green: habit prostrate . Found growing in the centre of a pot of Calluna vulgaris ‘White Lawn’ but it proved impossible to determine if it was a sport or a seedling. Registered 22 September 1995: Mrs W. E. S. Bamford, Haythorne Nursery, Verwood, Dorset.
♤ Bud-flowering, red (H5–H6), buds small; IX-XII; foliage bright green; broad, upright habit; height 50cm; spread 50cm after 4 years.
® C.2011:13 registered on 25 November 2011 by J. van Leuven, Geldern-Lüllingen, Germany.
♤ Bud-flowerer, light pink; IX-XI; foliage silvery grey; habit upright; height 60cm; spread 50cm after 5 years.
Chance seedling, found by Johannes van Leuven at Geldem-Lullingen in September 2007. “‘Silvana’ is the first silver leaf bud heather.”
® C.2009:09 registered on 27 November 2009 by Johannes van Leuven, Geldem-Lullingen, Germany.
Flowers white; VII-VIII; foliage yellow; height 20 cm; spread 30 cm after 3 years.
The name means “sun pygmy” referring to foliage colour and dwarf habit.
® C.2008:06 registered on 6 April 2008 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.