Myretoun Ruby Mediterranean Heather - Erica carnea - 5" Pot

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Heaths have fine, short, needlelike evergreen leaves that vary from deep green to silver, gold, or chartreuse. Tiny, urn-shaped flowers sparkle like hoarfrost, in shades from white to pinks and rosy purples. Though most floriferous in winter and early spring, (and highly welcome at that dreary time!), a scheme for year-round color can be developed by combining with Callunas. Myretoun Ruby has hundreds of small, urn-shaped flowers that open dusty rose and deepen through magenta to rich, ruby-red. They cover this low-spreading, evergreen shrub from January through May, creating an excellent groundcover for sunny locations or adding interest to winter containers. winter heaths also produce nectar that attracts bees on mild winter days. This cultivar received high ratings from judges during a GPP evaluation held in 2003 at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, B.C. Judges commented that the color was like no other they had seen among the winter heaths. This cultivar was raised from seed at Myretoun, Scotland, by A. Porteous.
  • Hardy in zones 5-8. Blooms in Augut and September
  • Prefers damp, acidic soil
  • Loves the sun or part-sun
  • Mature Height: 6-12" Width: 12-24"
  • Immediate shipping in a 5" pot