Ruby (H5) flowers, VI–VIII; dark green foliage; neat compact habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. One of the first bell heathers to bloom.

Name used by 1823 and current in the mid-1800s; also used by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset, England) in the 1920s, but whether the same plant was involved is impossible to ascertain. The clone now in gardens is probably Maxwell & Beale’s.

Named from coccineus = red.