‘Pat Turpin’

Flowers, magenta (H14) above and mauve (H2) below and are produced continously throughout summer and autumn; VII-XI; foliage Grey-green.

Seedling, selected from a deliberate cross between Erica andevalensis and Erica tetralix ‘Foxhome’; raised by Kurt Kramer.

Registered in 1991, registration no. 100 (see Yearbook of The Heather Society 3 (10): 68). Named as a tribute, on his retirement, to Major-General P. G. Turpin CB, OBE (1911-1996), who served as chairman of The Heather Society for 15 years (1977-1992) (see Yearbook of The Heather Society 1997: 1-4). This clone was formerly placed in Erica x stuartii, but as Erica andevalensis is regarded as a separate, distinct species that name is not correct, and no new binomial has been published.