Maxwell's Cornish Heath

Erica vagans 'Mrs. D.F. Maxwell'

SKU
03209
Beautiful, mounding evergreen produces abundance of brilliant spikes of cherry red to pink flowers over a long season. Very hardy and useful as low, rounded shrub border or groundcover.
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5 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciatione-REE-ka VA-ganz
LoreThe heather is among the Lusitanian flora, a remnant of a much larger range that once dominated Britain as far north as Connemara, Ireland when prehistoric climates were milder than today.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower 12 to 18 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through fall
Design IdeasBest used in Heath gardens for a solid patchwork of leaf and flower changes in every season. Tidy mounds are best seen as a mass. Line walks, accent boulders and spot into rock gardens where they'll cascade down the slope. Ideal for raised planters and curbed elevated planters.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseRock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!