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botanical name:
Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson'
Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Darley Dale Heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.50m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Long dense sprays of magenta-pink flowers, becoming darker with age.
Mid-green foliage tipped cream in spring.

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

Th long flower sprays make this a good cultivar for cutting.

other notes:
Hybrid of Erica carnea x Erica erigena. Found at Conway, North Wales by A. T. Johnson.
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