Other heather species

Besides the successful Gardengirls® assortment Kurt Kramer is breeding other market-relevant heather species.

The most important species are:

Daboecia cantabrica – Irish Bell Heather

This specie is only moderate winter-hardy. Use winter protection with pine branches in exposed locations. Newer varieties show bright red or violet shades. Flowering time is from June-October.

Erica carnea – Winter Heather

This native specie is fully winter-hardy. The early varieties are flowering as of November, the later cultivars until May.

Erica x darleyensis – English Heather

This interspecific hybrid is only moderate winter-hardy. Use winter protection with pine branches in exposed locations. The early varieties are flowering as of November, the later cultivars until May.