‘Ian Cooper’

Shell-pink (H16) flowers, X–XII, very abundant; grey-green foliage; spreading habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Hardy.

Wild-collected; found on Otok Korçula in former Yugoslavia (now in Croatia), by A. G. Small (Eltham, London, England) in 1978.

Named after a friend of the finder.

Classified as Erica manipuliflora subsp. anthura

Note: Jones (1991: 31) stated ‘The cultivars ‘Don Richards’, ‘Elegant Spike’, ‘Ian Cooper’ and ‘Korcula’, all … are E. anthura …’