Magenta (H14) flowers, VIII–X; grey-green foliage; broad upright habit; height 30cm; spread 40cm.

Found in Brittany, France by L. Denkewitz c. 1990 but sold by H. Hatje, Tornesch, Germany in 2000.

Named after the French name for Brittany.


Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–XI; mid-green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Requires annual trimming to retain a neat, tidy appearance.

Possible seedling; found by F. W. Millard (Camla, East Grinstead, Sussex, England) before 1934; introduced by W. E. Th. Ingwersen (Birch Farm Nursery, East Grinstead) about 1934.

Name of the finder’s house, which in turn was named after a locality in County Monaghan, Ireland.

‘Corfe Castle’

Rose-pink (H7) flowers, VIII–X; mid-green foliage; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. Distinctive flower colour. Found near Corfe Castle, Dorset.

‘David McClintock’

Bi-colour flowers, white at the base with pale beetroot (H9) tips; sepals green, marginal hairs lack glandular tips: VI-IX; grey-green; marginal hairs on foliage lack glandular tips; loose open habit; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found north of Carnac, Brittany, by David McClintock.

‘Fada das Serras’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VII–XI(–XII), in long spikes; grey-green foliage; tall, loose growth; height 90cm; spread 50cm. Found below Caldas de Mouchique, Algarve, Portugal, by John R. Tucker (Worthing, Sussex) in 1983. The Portuguese phrase means fairy of the mountain.


Large, globose, lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VIII–XI; mid-green foliage; broad erect habit; height 26–30cm; spread 46–60cm.


Deep mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–XI; grey-green foliage; untidy habit but develops into a bushy plant; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm. Somewhat tender.

Wild-collected; found probably in Portugal by G. Maw (Broseley, Staffordshire, England) in 1872; originally described and named as a species, Erica maweana [sic].

Named after George Maw (1832-1912) – thus the correct orthography is ‘Mawiana’.

‘Mrs C. H. Gill’

Rich deep red flowers, crimson (H13) flowers, VII–X; dark green foliage; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; found near Wareham, Dorset, England; introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset) in 1927.

Named as a tribute to a great little lady who loved her garden, and was so proud of her heather– the late Mrs C. H. Gill of Thirsk, Yorkshire (Maxwell & Patrick 1966).


Magenta (H14) flowers, IX–X; light yellow-green foliage throughout the year; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.


Globose purple (H10) flowers, VIII–X; mid-green foliage; forms a large dome with side branches in whorls at right angles to the main stem with distinct gaps between successive whorls; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Similar to ‘Globosa‘ but has a shorter flowering period.

Wild-collected; found in Dorset, England, by D. F. Maxwell (Corfe Mullen, Dorset); introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset) in 1929.

Named from rotundus = round; florus = flower.