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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
Strong growing with mid-green foliage and prolific pale lilac flowers from January to May.

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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