This is a vibrant, evergreen cottage-garden variety with bright yellow spring new growth, turning to mint-green as it matures and taking on spectacular shaded of fiery, orangey-red during the winter. The dramatic foliage is accompanied by long clusters of showy, urn-shaped, pastel lavender-pink blooms which are produced in abundance from July to October.
It has a compact, densely-branched, mat-forming growth habit, making it great for using in mass plantings, along walkways, in troughs and patio containers that have good drainage or just to naturalise a particular area of the garden. We'd also recommend it for elevated positions within alpine rock gardens or on banks where the soil is well-drained. As it prefers rocky, unimproved soils do not be tempted to over-fertilise.
Buying Heathers from Jacksons Nurseries
Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.
Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.
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