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botanical name:
Erica x darleyensis 'Epe'
Erica x darleyensis 'Epe' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Darley Dale Heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 0.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
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
description:
Strong growing with mid-green foliage and prolific pale lilac flowers from January to May.

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

other notes:
Hybrid of Erica carnea x Erica erigena. Found as a seedling at Emst, Netherlands and named after the nearby town.

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