Heather 'Kramers Rote'

Erica x darleyensis 'Kramers Rote' | Also known as: Heath 'Kramers Rote' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Erica x darleyensis is one of the easiest of all heathers to grow. There are many different varieties of this plant, but most green foliage with pink or cream tips appearing as new growth sprouts in the spring. During the autumn and winter the foliage gradually turns an orange bronze colour, making it a great choice to add ever-changing colour to the garden year round. It flowers from late summer, and depending on the variety these can last all through the winter time. Very hardy, it copes splendidly in our inclement British climate.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.35
Spread [m]
  • 0.24 - 0.35
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early winter
Foliage in spring
  • Brown-green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Brown-green
Foliage in winter
  • Brown-green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-8
Heat zone
  • H8-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -7
Heat days
  • 60 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Long season of interest
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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Erica x darleyensis is one of the easiest of all heathers to grow. There are many different varieties of this plant, but most green foliage with pink or cream tips appearing as new growth sprouts in the spring. During the autumn and winter the foliage gradually turns an orange bronze colour, making it a great choice to add ever-changing colour to the garden year round. It flowers from late summer, and depending on the variety these can last all through the winter time. Very hardy, it copes splendidly in our inclement British climate.

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