Darley dale heath

Erica × darleyensis 'J.W. Porter'

Darley dale heath - Erica × darleyensis  'J.W. Porter'

Common Name: Darley dale heath
Genus: Erica
Species: ◊ darleyensis
Cultivar: 'J.W. Porter'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Provides winter colour, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January to May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Clusters of tiny purple-pink urn-shaped flowers smother this plant from December to May. The small lance-shaped leaves are mid-green with white tips in spring. This pretty Darley Dale heath has a low spreading habit and makes an excellent groundcover plant for sunny well-drained areas of the garden. It looks best planted in bold drifts with other heathers or beneath deciduous trees.

  • Garden care: During the growing season water regularly applying a half-strength application of a balanced liquid fertiliser every four weeks. After the plant has flowered trim with shears or secateurs to remove the dead flowers and encourage bushy growth.




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