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Erica cinerea ‘P. S. Patrick’

Bell flower heather

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Erica cinerea ‘P. S. Patrick’ (Bell flower heather). This vigorous cultivar produces dark green leaves and spikes of purple flowers in early summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Western Europe including the British Isles.

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, heaths. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seed or from cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to root rot.

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