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botanical name:
Erica x darleyensis 'Mary Helen'
Erica x darleyensis 'Mary Helen' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Darley Dale Heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: golden
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:
Mauve-pink flowers from February to April. Golden-yellow foliage bronzing in winter. Slow growing.

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 by Peter Foley of Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire, England and named after his daughter.

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