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Daboecia cantabrica ‘Bicolor’

St Dabeoc's heath

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Features

  • BloomsJune to November
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite striped purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Daboecia cantabrica ‘Bicolor’ (St Dabeoc's heath ). ‘Bicolor’ has white, purple striped flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Connemara heath, Heath

Origin

W Europe

Interest and use

Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Trim after flowering.

Propagation

Seed in spring for species or for cultivators by softwood cuttings, division or layering in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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