Purple Bell Heath
Erica cinerea 'Atropurpurea'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||e-REE-ka sin-e-RAR-i-a at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-uh|
|Lore||Heath 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 Maturity||Fast growing, spreading mound to 1 ft. high, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer to fall.|
|Design Ideas||Exploit 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.|
|Key Feature||Long 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8