‘John Eason’

Magenta (H14) flowers, VI–X; gold foliage in summer turning bronze in winter; height 21–25cm; spread 61–75cm.

Wild-collected; found near Broadstone, Dorset, England, by C. D. Eason of Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset); introduced by Maxwell & Beale in 1933.

Named after another son of Charles Eason (see under Erica cinerea ‘C. D. Eason’) (Yearbook of the Heather Society 4 (1): 32-34 (1993)).