Mediterranean Pink Winter Heath
Erica x darleyensis 'Mediterranean Pink'
Full sun, Partial sun
Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||e-REE-ka dar-lee-EN-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Winter to early Spring.|
|Design Ideas||Heaths 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, 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. Tolerates some drought, once established. Prefers unimproved soils; avoid over-fertilizing. May be lightly pruned after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8