Erica × darleyensis 'Ghost Hills'
winter heath heather
- available to order from autumn
- 9cm pot
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: Febuary to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
An evergreen groundcovering plant, that has the added bonus of producing an abundance of pinkish purple flowers from late winter to mid-spring. These not only look good, but will also provide a vital source of early nectar for bees and other pollinators. A tough little plant, which once established will take drought in its stride.
- Garden care: During the growing season water regularly, applying a half-strength application of a balanced liquid fertiliser every four weeks. After the plant has flowered trim with shears or secateurs to remove the dead flowers and encourage bushy growth.