‘Irish Treasure’

Flowers single; corolla salmon pink; calyx cream; in sturdy upright flower spikes: XI-V; foliage mid-green; habit compact, spreading, floriferous. Differs from other cultivars in its distinct salmon pink flowers, early and long flowering; its habit makes it excellent for containers.

Deliberately raised hybrid; a selection by David Wilson from the cross made by him in 1998 between Erica carnea ‘Treasure Trove’ and Erica erigena Irish Dusk’; first flowered 2000, selected 2002. Registered on 29 September 2003 by David Wilson.

Named by David Small; name derived from the first words in the epithets of the parent cultivars, Erica erigenaIrish Dusk‘ and Erica carneaTreasure Trove‘.