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Erica × darleyensis 'Jenny Porter' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink in Spring and Winter

Foliage

Cream and Green in Spring
Green in Autumn, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

heather 'Jenny Porter'

Family

Ericaceae


Erica can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs with fine, needle-like leaves in whorls, and racemes or panicles of small, bell-shaped or tubular flowers

'Jenny Porter' is a vigorous dwarf evergreen shrub to 25cm, spreading to 60cm across. Foliage conspicuously tipped cream in spring. Flowers lilac-pink, from late winter

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance, Banks and Slopes, Ground Cover or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases