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botanical name:
Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote'
Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Darley Dale Heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: purple & 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
description:
Excellent cultivar with dark bronze-green foliage and deep reddish-pink flowers in late winter.

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

other notes:
Deliberate cross between Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby' and Erica erigena 'Brightness', raised by Kurt Kramer in Germany.

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