‘Winifred Whitley’

Amethyst (H1) schizopetalous flowers; VII-VIII;  dark green foliage. ‘W. G. Notley‘ is a greatly improved variety.

Wild-collected; found by Miss Winifred Whitley (Broadstone, Dorset, England) by 1933, and introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone) in 1934. It was stated then to be a hybrid between E. cinerea and E. [i.e. Calluna] vulgaris.

Named after Miss Whitley, the discoverer of this plant.


Salmon-pink(H15) flowers in profusion; VII-VIII; foliage dense dark green. Best regarded as a dwarf variant of ‘C. G. Best‘. 15cm tall, 40cm spread.

Possible seedling; introduced by G. M. Post (Singerskamp, Laren, Netherlands) by 1939. It is now thought to be extinct.

Derivation not known.

Note: A clone widely grown under this name has magenta (H14) flowers in profusion, June-Sept, with dark green foliage; an outstanding plant with a compact, spreading habit (see Small & Small (1998)). This clone is now named ‘Rosy Chimes‘.

‘Joseph Rock’

Purple flowers; VII-IX; foliage dark green. Dense upright growth. 25cm tall, 60cm spread.

Listed by Barncroft Nurseries (Longsdon, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England) by 1991.

Name derivation not known, but most unlikey to be named after the American plant collector.

‘Dunwood Sport’

Flowers rose pink (H7). Indistinguishable from ‘Next Best‘.

Sport on ‘C. G. Best‘; found at R. Warner’s Barncroft Nurseries (Longsdon, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England); introduced by Barncroft Nurseries by 1985.

Named after the lane in Longsdon, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where Barncroft Nurseries are situated.

Because this is indistinguishable from ‘Next Best‘, the latter name has priority; see ICNCP (1995, Art. 2. 18).


Cerise (H6) flowers, June-Oct, with dark green foliage. Compact habit. 20cm tall, 40cm spread.

Seedling; found by Don Richards in his garden (Rydal Mount, Eskdale, Cumbria, England) by 1973. Introduced by G. Yates (Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria) in 1980.

Name, brick, refers to the flower colour.

‘Margaret Bowerman’

Flowers heliotrope.

Seedling; found at Champs Hill, Cold Waltham, West Sussex, England, by Mrs C. Mary Bowerman in August 1985.

Named after the finder’s mother-in-law, Mrs Alfred Bowerman of Champs Hill (d. 1985).

‘Little Anne’

Flowers profusely with bright purple blossoms (H10) which entirely smother the plant. Compact low plant with green foliage, very slow growing. Little cutting material is available.

Wild-collected; found near Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland, by Mrs Eileen Porter about 1969; introduced by P. J. Foley, Holden Clough Nursery (Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire, England).

Named after Anne Dobbin, Mrs Eileen Porter’s granddaughter (see also Calluna vulgaris ‘Anne Dobbin’).

‘Nellie Dawson’

Flowers mauve (h2); VII-IX; foliage dark green; habit bushy; height 25cm; spread 45cm.

Seedling; found by Stanley Dawson in his garden at Sandal, Yorkshire, England, during the 1970s.

Named after finder’s wife.

‘Creepy Crawly’

Flowers purple, single; VI-IX; foliage mid-green; habit trailing, creeping or weeping with stems grow flat on ground or descending; height 3cm; spread 35cm after 3 years forming a mat on level ground. Wild-collected from an exposed  coastal location in southwestern England in July 2007 by David Edge: has “novel habit with its green foliage and trailing, weeping” stems.

Published; URL www.heatherworld.org/new-heathers (posted 24 October 2015).

® E.2015.03 registered on 21 October 2015 by David Edge, Forest Edge Nurseries, Verwood Road, Woodlands, Wimborne, Dorset.


Pink rose(H7) flowers; VII-IX; foliage dark green; habit compact erect; height 20cm; spread 30cm.