Purple Bell Heath

Erica cinerea 'Atropurpurea'

SKU
3216
Small hardy shrub with abundant, deep violet, bell-like flower clusters. When planted with other heathers, a Persian carpet groundcover can be created providing year round flowers and foliage. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Fast-growing, spreading mound to 1 foot high, 3 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.

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Botanical Pronunciatione-REE-ka sin-e-RAR-i-a at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-uh
LoreHeath and heather is the primary vegetation of much of the British Isles as well as northern Europe, much the same way sagebrush blankets the American west.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing, spreading mound to 1 ft. high, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to fall.
Design IdeasExploit the purple coloring by planting in sufficient mass for eye-popping bloom. Play off the yellow foliage of Heather and low-growing conifers for a multidimensional effect that adds highs and lows to the ground plain. Nice as a groundcover or filler between taller mounds of Heather and other varieties of Heath.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureTolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.
Key FeatureLong Bloom Season

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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