Kramer's Red Winter Heath
Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote'
Full sun, Partial sun
Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Heathers are not too particular about fertility but demand absolute drainage. This has made them a favorite of alpine rock gardeners where elevated positions on outcroppings or banks ensures water flows through quickly. An ideal candidate for top of retaining walls and in raised planters provided soil backfill is granular. Pairs especially well with medium to low conifers, which require similar acidic soil conditions. Blends nicely with grasses for wild gardens, particularly in coastal conditions.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Winter Flowering|
Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils with an acidic pH. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first two or three growing seasons to establish a deep extensive root system. Drought tolerant, once established. Prefers unimproved soils; avoid fertilizing. May be lightly pruned after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8