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Erica x darleyensis - Bean.
                 
Common Name Darley Dale Heath, Cape Heath, Molten Silver Heath, Heather
Family Ericaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A hybrid of garden origin, E. herbacea x E, erigena.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Pink. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late winter. Form: Rounded.

Erica x darleyensis Darley Dale Heath, Cape Heath, Molten Silver Heath, Heather


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Erica x darleyensis Darley Dale Heath, Cape Heath, Molten Silver Heath, Heather
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Physical Characteristics
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Erica x darleyensis is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Nov to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms
E. mediterranea hybrida.

Habitats
 Ground Cover; Hedge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge.

An admirable dense ground cover plant[182, 208], though it might need weeding for the first year[197]. It can be clipped in spring to give denser growth[197, 208]. Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way[208]. Plants can be grown as a low hedge, the cultivar 'Furzey' is often used[29].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Massing, Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen. Requires a light loam[11]. This species tolerates lime in the soil[182, 188] so long as there is plenty of humus[208]. Grows best in a poor soil. Resents dry soils. Prefers an open situation. A very ornamental plant[1], there are many named varieties[182]. Plants are quite fast growing[1]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Special Features:Not North American native, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above.
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in a sandy compost in a cold frame in spring. Keep moist. Prick out the plants as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them in their permanent positions when they are 5 - 8cm tall[11]. This species is a hybrid and will not breed true from seed. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 3cm long taken from twiggy lateral growths near the base of the plant, July/August in a frame. Remove the leaves from the bottom part of the stem without causing any damage to the bark. The cuttings root in a few weeks if they are given some bottom heat. Plant out in spring[11]. Layering in spring or autumn. Plants can be 'dropped' and then dug up and divided about 6 - 12 months later. Dropping involves digging up the plant and then replanting it about 15 - 20cm deeper in the soil to encourage roots to form along the stems[78].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Ann Mon Apr 14 04:30:43 2003
I just planted this plant and would like to know whether it is deer resistant. Thank you.
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