‘Allen Hall’

Flowers mauve (H2); V/VI-X; corolla urn-shaped; calyx green; foliage downy, green; habit spreading; height 20cm; spread 30cm after 2 years. Differs in being very floriferous, early flowering and repeat-flowering.

Wild-collected, found by Steve Yandall in 2007 on Ventongimps Moor, Cornwall; selected in 2009 by Steve Yandall.

Named (with his consent) after Allen Hall, Vice-President of The Heather Society.

® E.2009:05 registered on 29 September 2009 by Stephen James Yandall, Germoe, Cornwall.

‘Claire Elise’

Flowers deep magenta-pink (amethyst Hl[— H12]), in short racemes; VII-X; foliage dark green, hirsute, cilia glandular; leaves in whorls of 3 or 4 or spirally arranged, pubescent when young, becoming almost glabrous; shoots with golden tips in Spring; stems hirsute with long, gland-tipped hairs, and dense, short hairs; internodes beneath racemes increase in length upwards; habit compact to 15cm tall, spread to 40cm across.
Selected seedling from deliberate cross of Erica ciliarisCorfe Castle‘ x Erica tetralixCon Underwood‘, made on 1 August 1982; first flowered in 1987; bred and selected by Dr John Griffiths. Registered on 3 October 2006 by Dr John Griffiths, Garforth, Yorkshire.

‘Cherry Turpin’

Pale pink (H8/H16) flowers, VI–X, in long spikes; grey-green foliage; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. Recommended. Named after the finder.


Deep pink (H1/H8) flowers, VII–X; greyish green foliage, with gland-tipped hairs, the young shoots with red tips in spring, turning golden later; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; found on moors near Wareham, Dorset, England, by D. F. Maxwell (Corfe Mullen, Dorset) about 1922-1923, found at the same time as ‘Gwen’; introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset) in 1925.

Named after a niece of H. E. Beale.

‘Dorothy Metheny’

Pale lilac flowers darkening with age, VI–X; bright green foliage, the young shoots tipped yellow in spring; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Named after a Vice-President of The Heather Society.

‘Dorset Beauty’

Pale lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VII–X; mid-green foliage; height 16–20cm; spread 46–60cm. One of the more floriferous selections of Watson’s heath.

‘F. White’

White flowers with shell-pink (H16) tips, VII–X; mid-green foliage; height 26–30cm; spread 46–60cm. Found on Wych Heath, Wareham, Dorset, by F. White, who worked for Maxwell & Beale’s nursery.


Pink (H8) flowers with white bases, VII–X; dark green foliage, the young shoots tipped red in spring; open spreading habit; height 26–30cm; spread 46–60cm. Found near Wareham, Dorset, by D. Fyfe Maxwell and named after a niece of H. E. Beale.

‘H. Maxwell’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VII–XI; mid-green foliage, young shoots are orange-bronze in spring turning yellow later; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Collected near Wareham, Dorset, and named after the finder’s father.


Purple (H10) flowers, VI–XI; deep green foliage, young shoots tipped yellow in spring; broad erect habit; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. The first Watson’s heath to found in France, and named after Mary Flecken, the wife of the finder.