Heaths have fine, short, needle-like evergreen leaves that vary from deep green to silver, gold, or chartreuse. Tiny urn-shaped flowers sparkle like hoarfrost, in shades from white to pinks and rosy purples. Though most floriferous in winter and early spring (and highly welcome at that dreary time), a scheme for year-round color can be developed by combining with Callunas.
This lambent E. ‘W. T. Rackliff’ sport was introduced by nursery owner John Letts in 1964. Sprinkled with urn-shaped pure white blooms, ‘Golden Lady’ develops a shapely low mound of fine textured needle-like foliage, colored in light yellow, gold, chartreuse and green hues that persists throughout the year.
Size: 10" – 18" high x 10" – 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 7.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Erica carnea ‘Ann Sparkes’
- Erica carnea ‘Golden Starlet’
- Erica carnea ‘King George’
- Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’
- Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’
- Erica carnea ‘Schneekuppe’
- Erica carnea ‘Springwood Pink’
- Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’
- Erica carnea ‘Vivelli’
- Erica cinerea ‘C. D. Eason’
- Erica cinerea ‘Purple Beauty’
- Erica x darleyensis ‘Furzey’
- Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’
- Erica x darleyensis ‘Margaret Porter’
- Erica x darleyensis ‘Mary Helen’
- Erica erigena ‘W. T. Rackliff’
- Erica vagans ‘Mrs. D. F. Maxwell’