Winter Heath (Alpine Heath) 'Kramer's Rote' - ShrubErica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote'
This beautifully coloured Erica gives you colour in winter!
This heather (Erica x darleyensis) flowers throughout the winter and into spring in a really beautiful colour. The plant is more at home in the sun or part shade. This winter flowering heather looks great in the rockery but can also thrive in a pretty planter by the front door or on the patio/decking. Enjoy some colour in the garden in the winter months with this lovely winter flowering heather plant (Erica x darleyensis).Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreWe recommend planting Erica x darleyensis as soon as possible after delivery, in a plant pot. Choose a pot with holes in the base to provide adequate drainage. Cover the bottom of the pot with potsherds or a layer of hydro granules. Put fresh potting compost in the plant pot and mix with some garden peat. Place the root ball of the heather at the right depth. Fill with compost and press firmly. Water generously immediately after planting and put the plant pot in a spot in full sun or partial shade.
Darley dale heather planting combinationsErica x darleyensis is an exuberant winter flowerer that brings a lot of colour to your patio. Put the plants close to each other in a patio container, you can then enjoy the small white and pink flowers for months. The Darley Dale heather can be combined well with Eastern teaberry (Gaultheria) and Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’. Because of the compact growth and the small wintergreen leaves, Erica x darleyensis is also an excellent ground cover plant.
Show moreWater your Darley dale heather regularly, so that the root ball does not dry out. For an extra rich flowering we recommend adding plant food to the irrigation water on a regular basis during the flowering period. After flowering prune the dead flowers to encourage a bushy shape.
Show moreErica x darleyensis flowers at the end of the winter until early springtime and is popular with bees and bumblebees. This compact small heather shrub keeps its leaves throughout the year. Erica x darleyensis is winter hardy and can grow in a pot as well as in the garden. They like soil that is slightly acidic. The bushes we provide are in pink and white. Also known as winter heath or heather.