‘Brightness’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, III–V; purple-green foliage in winter, turning glaucous green in summer; height 46–60cm; spread 46–60cm. Not reliably hardy; killed during the winter 2010–2011.

‘Coccinea’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, III–V; purple-green foliage; height 46–60cm; spread 61–75cm. Similar to ‘Brightness’ but less shapely.

‘Ewan Jones’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers, III–V; lime-green foliage in summer, turning yellow in winter; height 46–60cm; spread 61–75cm. When grown in soils that have high levels of magnesium soils, this stays lime-green and becomes vigorous attaining twice the height quoted.

Seedling from Erica erigena ‘Superba’; raised by A. W. Jones (Otters’ Court, West Camel, Somerset, England) in 1973; introduced by Otters’ Court Heathers in 1977.

Named after the eldest son of Diane and Bert Jones.

‘Glauca’

Deep lilac (H4) flowers, II–V; dark grey-green foliage; neat dome-like habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

‘Hibernica’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers, III–V; dark green foliage; forms a large dome in time; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. A good garden-worthy plant.

The origins and history of this cultivar are not recorded;

Named from Latin hibernicus = Irish.

‘Irish Dusk’

Salmon (H15) buds opening rose-pink (H7) flowers, XI–V; dark grey-green foliage; neat compact habit; height 46–60cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found by David McClintock on the shore of Lough Carrowmore, County Mayo, Ireland.

Name alludes to the dusky foliage and its origin in Ireland.

‘Irish Salmon’

Salmon (H15) buds opening rose-pink (H7) flowers, XII–V; mid-grey-green foliage; open habit; height 46–60cm; spread 31–45cm.

Not as hardy as ‘Irish Dusk‘, with which it has been confused; found at the same place and time as ‘Irish Dusk‘.

Wild-collected; found on the north-western shore of Lough Carrowmore, County Mayo, Ireland, by David McClintock (Platt, Kent, England) on 7 April 1966; named by D. McClintock in 1970; introduced by John Letts (Foxhollow, Windlesham, Surrey) in 1970.

Name is an allusion to the flower colour.

‘Irish Silver’

Pale lilac (H4/H16) flowers, IV–VI, in short spikes; dark green foliage; compact; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found by Valerie Proudley on the shore of Lough Furnace, County Mayo, Ireland.

Name is an allusion to the flower colour.

‘Maxima’

Heliotrope (H12) flowers, III–V, abundant; dark green foliage; erect habit; height more than 1m; spread 75–100cm.