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Erica vagans ‘Mrs. D. F. Maxwell’
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Cornish Heather

Erica vagans Mrs. D. F. Maxwell

<i>Erica vagans</i> ‘Mrs. D. F. Maxwell’

Erica

Heath

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.

Erica vagans ‘Mrs. D. F. Maxwell’ full sun  partial shade

Applauded throughout the world as one of the most cherished Heaths, this Erica’s deep cherry red blooms have as much charm as the story behind them. Mrs. Maxwell’s discerning eye first spotted its robust good-looking form while on her honeymoon in Cornwall, England and promptly sent home cuttings! Elevated above a low, deep green bush, the long upright racemes of cylindrically arranged, irresistible blooms open from the bottom up and when spent, persist through the winter burnished in russet brown hues.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 18"–2' 0" high x 2' 0"–2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Erica vagans ‘Mrs. D. F. Maxwell’ (S-0607)
Each $8.25
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