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Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes' (Heather 'Ann Sparkes')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes'

Other names

Heather 'Ann Sparkes'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Ann Sparkes' _ 'Ann Sparkes' is a prostrate, evergreen shrub forming a wide mat. It has golden-yellow foliage, tipped with bronze in spring and bears bright-purple flowers from late winter through spring.


Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Winter

Foliage

Bright-yellow, Bronze in Spring; Bright-yellow in Summer; Bright-yellow in Autumn; Bright-yellow in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes' (Heather 'Ann Sparkes') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.25m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes'

Other names

Heather 'Ann Sparkes'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Ann Sparkes' _ 'Ann Sparkes' is a prostrate, evergreen shrub forming a wide mat. It has golden-yellow foliage, tipped with bronze in spring and bears bright-purple flowers from late winter through spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Winter

Foliage

Bright-yellow, Bronze in Spring; Bright-yellow in Summer; Bright-yellow in Autumn; Bright-yellow in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes' (Heather 'Ann Sparkes') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.25m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 6, Zone 5

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