‘Bray Head’

Purple (H10) flowers, VII–IX; dark green foliage; young spring shoots have attractive red, orange and yellow tints.

Wild-collected; found on Bray Head, County Wicklow, Ireland, in 1972 by Joseph Murphy; introduced by G. Yates (Tamramhill Gardens, Nottingham, England). The plant now in the trade under this name may be ‘Braehead’.

Named after the promontory in County Wicklow, Ireland, where it was believed to have been found by Joseph Murphy {see G. Yates, 1996. Erica cinerea ‘Joseph Murphy’. Yearbook of the Heather Society 1996: 21–22).