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Bell Heather

Erica cinerea

Plant Data

Order:
Ericales
Family:
Ericaceae (Heath)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Red to purple spikes consisting of bell-shaped flowers.
Fruit:
A capsule, or berry. Not often seen in fruit.
Leaves:
Evergreen, tiny, needle-like, dark green leaves, in whorls of 3 up the stem.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Other Names:
Bell Ling, Black Heath, Carlin Heather, Cat Heather, Connemara Heather, Crow Ling, Fine-leaved Heath, Heather-bell, Purple Heather, Scotch Heather, She-heather, Twisted Heath.
Habitats:
Gardens, heathland, moorland, woodland.