• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires only occasional watering, once established in the landscape. Container plants require regular watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Winter Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires only occasional watering, once established in the landscape. Container plants require regular watering.