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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'Nathalie'
Erica carnea 'Nathalie' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter heath, Snow heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Neat compact upright habit with dark green foliage and deep purple-red flowers from January to April. One of the brightest coloured Erica carnea cultivars.

Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation. Quite lime tolerant and will grow in light shade.

other notes:
Selected by Kurt Kramer of Edewecht, Germany, with Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby' as one of the parents.

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