Maxwell's Cornish Heath
Erica vagans 'Mrs. D.F. Maxwell'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||e-REE-ka VA-ganz|
|Lore||The 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 Maturity||Moderate grower 12 to 18 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through fall|
|Design Ideas||Best 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9