• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires only occasional watering, once established in the landscape. Container plants require regular watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Winter Flowering
    Blooms:
    Winter to early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:e-REE-ka dar-lee-EN-sis
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Winter to early spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasHeaths can be treated as spreading groundcover plants or as small mounding shrubs. They are best used in wild or rock gardens, where they can develop naturally. Particularly attractive when allowed to cascade off retaining walls and edges of raised planters.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: winter after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires only occasional watering, once established in the landscape. Container plants require regular watering.