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Daboecia × scotica ‘Jack Drake’

Heath

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, pink, red-purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Daboecia × scotica ‘Jack Drake’ (Heath). ‘Jack Drake’ is low and bushy to 20cm high and has rich ruby red flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

After flowering each year the plants can be lightly pruned to keep a bushy and compact habit.

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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