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  • darley dale heath
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Erica × darleyensis 'Furzey'

darley dale heath

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £5.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: December to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of lilac-pink, urn-shaped flowers smother this plant from December to May. The small, lance-shaped, leaves are mid-green, with pink tips in spring. 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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