Erica x stuartii natural hybrid of Erica mackaiana and Erica tetralix. It prefers acid soil. Unfortunately, these are virtually unknown by American gardeners. When we take them to sales, they are top sellers in spring with their beautiful tip color.

 

Zones 5 (-20 degrees) and warmer.

Cultivar

Flower Color

Time of
Bloom

Height and Width
in approx. 4 yrs

Foliage

Winter

Foliage

Comments

Connemara *

reddish purple

July-Sept

loose spreading

10 x 24

dark gray green

 

 

Irish Lemon * +

mauve

May-Sept

bushy 10" x 20"

medium green

yellow tipped
new growth

flowers start when tips
are still colored

Irish Orange *

lilac pink

Jun-Sept

10" x 18"

deep dark green

orange to cherry tips

superb spring tips

Pat Turpin

magenta

July-Nov

broad spreading

14" x 22"

gray green

 

 

Stuartii *

shell pink/beetroot

Jul-Oct

10 x 10

grayish green

coral spring tips

small flowers