‘Mrs Parris’s Red’

Deep pink flowers, XII–IV; mid-green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Raised by Mrs Anne Parris (Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales) in 1978; an experiment designed to prove the parentage of this hybrid from an un-named Erica erigena seedling pollinated by Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’; introduced by Mrs B. Evans (Ridgway Heather Nursery, Craven Arms, Shropshire, England).

Named after Mrs Anne Parris (d. 1996; Bulletin of The Heather Society 5 (6): 3 (1995)). Note the name does have a final s after the apostrophe under ICNCP rules.