Erica spiculifolia (Bruckenthalia) - Bruckenthalia's beautiful name has been changed to plain old Erica. This is probably the hardiest heath of all. When all others are damaged, Bruckenthalia remains unharmed. Needs good drainage, acid soil and sun. The flowers are held above the plants in short compact racemes. It is an early season bloomer and sometimes blooms again in the fall. They rot off at the base branch by branch if too wet.

 

Zone 4 (-30 below) - probably Zone 3 - and warmer

Cultivar

Flower Color

Time of
Bloom

Height and Width
in approx. 4 yrs

Foliage

Winter

Foliage

Comments

Balkan Rose

reddish purple

June-July

6 x 12

dark gray green

 

 

Erica spiculifolia *

pale rose pink

June-July

bushy 10 x 20

dark green

 

 

Erica spiculifolia f. albiflora *

white

May-June

bushy 10" x 20"

medium green

 

very slow growing and very rare just a few in stock

Erica spiculifolia red form

red

June-July

Bushy 10 x 20

dark green