Darley dale heath

Erica × darleyensis 'Mary Helen'

Darley dale heath - Erica × darleyensis  'Mary Helen'

Common Name: Darley dale heath
Genus: Erica
Species: × darleyensis
Cultivar: 'Mary Helen'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Provides winter colour, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: February to April

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

Clusters of tiny pale pink urn-shaped flowers smother this plant from February to April. This Darley Dale heath is renowned for its colourful winter foliage which emerges bright green then turns bronze in winter. To create a lovely tapestry effect in a sunny well-drained area of the garden plant in bold drifts alongside other heathers with contrasting foliage and flowers.

  • 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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