Erica x darleyensis, also known as Darley Heath, is a small evergreen shrub with a growth habit of 2-5 ft in full sun and regular water. Its attractive foliage and spectacular bell-shaped flowers in shades of pink, white, off-white, blue, lavender or purple are sure to draw in butterflies and hummingbirds alike.
This small evergreen shrub is very easy to grow and is conveniently suitable for any kind of soil. It is also low-maintenance, needing only occasional pruning and an ample amount of water to stay healthy. Furthermore, it has the added bonus of being able to smother weeds in the garden and make your pathways weed-free.
To grow, Erica x darleyensis should be planted in USDA Growing Zones 6-10. In cold regions, the best way to grow it is in a pot. During winter, it is recommended to cover plants in cold regions with mulch to protect them. Regular watering is necessary to ensure that the soils stay moist, especially during the warmer months.
Overall, Erica x darleyensis is an excellent choice for the garden and much easier to take care of compared to other heathers. Its prolific blooms in multiple colors and its hardiness make it a fantastic choice for almost any garden. It is also great for a low-maintenance garden that requires little input to stay healthy and beautiful.