Meaning of winter heath in English:

winter heath


  • Any of various heaths (genus Erica) which flower in late winter to early spring; especially E. carnea, which is native to mountainous areas of central and southern Europe and is widely cultivated as a garden plant for its racemes of pink bell-shaped flowers.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Jane Loudon (1807–1858), writer on botany and magazine editor.