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Red Winter Heath - Erica x darleyensis rubra (latin)

Geographical origin: Cross between Erica Erigena x Erica Carnea, obtained in Great Britain.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 60 cm, spread up to 60 cm.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Type of soil: Rich, moist and well-drained, sandy, acidic to neutral. Only tolerates a slightly calcareous soil.
Climate: Hardy to -20°C, even more, withstands sea-spray.
Site: Partial shade to full sun.
Planting density: 3 to 4/m².

Characteristics and uses:
Red Winter Heath will brighten up your flowering borders and pots all winter with its coloured blossom, from November-December to March-April. Not demanding, it is best to plant it in acidic soil or in a substrate made of a third of horticultural compost and two thirds of heath peat.
Growing slowly, the winter Heath does not require a lot of care: the first two years water in moderation during drought. Cut the stems which have borne flowers without touching the old wood which does not come through again.

Name Specifications Description
Winter Heath
'Kramers Rote'
Height: 35 cm
Foliation: January - December
Blossom: October - April
Its strong bronze-green foliage contrasts with its magenta-pink to red blossom.

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