Erica terminalis ‘Thelma Woolner’

Deep lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VII–X; dark green foliage; height 61–75cm; spread 46–60cm. Less reliable than the “type”. Collected in Sardinia and named by the finder after his wife.

Native in south-eastern Spain, Corsica, Italy including Sardinia and Morocco, and long-naturalized in Northern Ireland. This lime-tolerant species is surprisingly hardy and is suitable for zone 5. The faded bells provide an attractive russet hue all winter.