Erica cinerea 'Purple Beauty'
Bell Heather, Twisted Heather, Bell Heath
|A large group of shrubs or ground covers, these evergreens have small, needle-like leaves and many small, brightly-colored flowers that attract bees. Good on slopes, in rock gardens or containers. Also found in Shakespeare gardens. Use taller types as screens. Members of the Heather family, the most cold-tolerant types come from northern and western Europe. A native Mediterranean type tolerates some cold, while South African varieties do not like frost at all. Garden artists plant several ground cover types to create a colorful carpet. Need excellent drainage and most like acid soil. Where air is moist, plant in full sun. Elsewhere, give partial shade. Prune branches that have flowered. Protect plants from winds and water during dry periods.
Its bushy, spreading, dark green foliage makes an attractive ground cover, with large magenta flowers blooming through summer into fall.
Attributes - Erica cinerea 'Purple Beauty'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.
Erica 'Dawn', Erica arborea alpina, Erica canaliculata, Erica canaliculata 'Alba', Erica carnea, Erica carnea 'Boskoop', Erica carnea 'Springwood White', Erica cinerea 'C D Eason', Erica x darleyensis 'Mediterranean White'