‘Amy Doncaster’

Flowers rose-pink, reputed to be slightly darker than ‘Riverslea‘.

Seedling; found by Mrs Amy Doncaster in her garden at Chandlers Ford (Southampton, Hampshire, England); introduced by McPenny’s (Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset) in 1978 as E. carnea, and also labelled in their nursery E. arborea.

Named after the finder, Amy (née Baring), the second wife of Edwin Doncaster, who had a fine garden at Chandlers’ Ford, Hampshire (The garden 107: 5-10 (1982); Yearbook of The Heather Society 3 (8): 44-45 (1990)). Yearbook of The Heather Society 2 (9): 65-66 (1980); __ 3 (2): 67 (1984).