Flowers single, small, crowded on shoot tips in dense spike; corolla c. 5mm long, rose pink (H7); calyx paler, lobes to 2.5mm long; anthers dark; I-IV; foliage “lemon yellow” throughout the year (RHSCC 145A Yellow-green group: plant from shadehouse in December); leaves to 10mm long; habit compact shrub to 15cm tall, 25 cm across in 3 years (not pruned).

Sport on ‘Saskia’ found by David Edge in 2015 at Forest Edge Nurseries.

Named by David Edge after his daughter-in-law, mother of Saskia.

® E.2016:04 Registered on 7th of December 2016 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Wimborne, Dorset.


Flowers pale pink; foliage yellow-green, turning orange in winter; habit more compact than ‘Foxhollow‘.

A seedling raised by nurseryman, P. Bakuysen, Boskoop.

‘Branton Bamford’

Flowers heliotrope: II-IV; flower buds sparse, in racemes approximately 2 cm long towards the centres of long, trailing stems: foliage yellow/ green in summer: habit  semi-prostrate. A sport on Erica carnea ‘Pink Cloud’ found in Haythorne Nursery in 1992. Registered 22 September 1995: Mrs W. E. S. Bamford, Haythorne Nursery, Verwood, Dorset.

‘Dorset Sunshine’

Flowers opening lilac-pink (H11), darkening to magenta (H14) (as in ‘Wintersonne’); III-V; foliage deep golden in summer, turning lime-green in winter; habit compact (as its parent); height 15cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (not pruned).

Sport on ‘Wintersonne’ found in 2007 at Forest Edge Nurseries by David Edge.

Named by Kurt Kramer.

® E.2010:12 registered on 8 December 2010 by David Edge, Woodlands, Wimborne, Dorset.

‘Margareta Dahlin’

Flowers smaller than usual: corolla magenta (H14), calyx deep magenta (H14); III-V (in Sweden); earliest cultivar to flower in Sweden; foliage deep rusty in Spring, later deep golden; habit spreading to 15cm tall, 40cm across in 5 years.
Seedling; found and propagated by John Proudfoot, Almondel Nursery, Methven, Perthshire, Scotland, c. 1995. Registered on 13 February 2005, by Brita. Johansson Musselvagen 3, 468 34 Vargon, Sweden.

‘Jennie Nimlin’

Flowers heliotrope (H12), calyx slightly darker than corolla; III-V (in Sweden); foliage green, yellow and orange in Spring, later deep golden; habit compact, to 15cm tall, to 30cm across in 4 years. Overall appearance is softer than any other Erica carnea.
Chance seedling in John Proudfoot’s garden, Methven, Perthshire, Scotland, c. 1995. Registered on 13 February 2005, by Brita Johansson, Musselvagen 3, 468 34 Vargon, Sweden.


Lilac-pink (H11) flowers which darken to heliotrope (H12), with rose-pink (H7) sepals, I–IV; foliage yellow, the shoots tipped pink and bronze at various times throughout the year; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Similar to ‘Foxhollow‘ but generally has a weaker constitution.

Seedling; found by Alan Taylor in his aunt’s (Mrs Godbolt) garden (Altadena, Crowborough, Sussex, England) by 1973; introduced by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries (Creeting St Mary, Ipswich, Suffolk) in 1975.

Named after the house of the finder.

‘Ann Sparkes’

Rose-pink (H7) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), II–V; foliage orange turning crimson under cold stress, shoot tips bronze during the rest of the year; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm.. Distinctive and recommended;

Sport from ‘Vivellii‘ found by J. W. Sparkes at Beechwood Nursery (Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England) about 1955, and introduced by Sparkes after 1964.

Named after two sisters-in-law of J. W. Sparkes.



Pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), I–V; gold foliage throughout the year, shoots tipped orange in spring; neat compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Introduced by C. Verboom (Boskoop, Netherlands) by 1928.

Name aureus = golden yellow, after the colour of the foliage.

‘Aztec Gold’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers darken to heliotrope (H12), I–IV; golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter; bushy compact habit; height 20cm; spread 35cm.

Chance seedling found in pot of Erica carnea ‘Treasure Trove’ by David Edge in 2003 at Forest Edge Nurseries.