Erica carnea 2010

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Boland
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Erica carnea 2010

As I type this we are gettiong 5-10 cm of snow. I managed to take a couple of pictures of the Erica carnea at work (Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden) before the snow began.

In the first picture there is (foreground to background) December Rd, Anne Sparkes and Springwood White. The rhododendron is Double Dip, a yakushimanum hybrid.

The second pic is a closer view of Anne Sparkes...shy bloomer but makes up in its stunning winter colour...it will turn bright yellow in summer!

Hoy
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I am sorry I have no proper place for heathers. Have some but not enough. E. carnea do sometimes appear in pots as a weed apparently from seed. Airborne?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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Boland wrote:

As I type this we are gettiong 5-10 cm of snow.  I managed to take a couple of pictures of the Erica carnea at work (Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden) before the snow began.

In the first picture there is (foreground to background) December Rd, Anne Sparkes and Springwood White.  The rhododendron is Double Dip, a yakushimanum hybrid.

The second pic is a closer view of Anne Sparkes...shy bloomer but makes up in its stunning winter colour...it will turn bright yellow in summer!

Man this gets me charged... similar to Epimedium with awesome foliar colors at various times of the year, I want to, I must, grow some of these rich foliar-colored heaths and heathers one day, with Anne Sparkes included, to create a color tapestry of foliage and flower color for all season in a cold climate.  Thanks for the reminder!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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