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Erica x darleyensis 'Ghost Hills' (Heather 'Ghost Hills')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica x darleyensis 'Ghost Hills'

Other names

Heather 'Ghost Hills'

Genus

Erythronium Erythronium

Variety or Cultivar

'Ghost Hills' _ 'Ghost Hills' is a dwarf evergreen shrub with bright green foliage, tipped cream and purple flowers purple, darker towards the tip.


Erica x darleyensis 'Ghost Hills' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-purple, Purple in Spring; Purple, Dark-purple in Winter

Foliage

Green, Cream in All seasons

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 x darleyensis 'Ghost Hills' (Heather 'Ghost Hills') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Erica x darleyensis 'Ghost Hills'

Other names

Heather 'Ghost Hills'

Genus

Erythronium Erythronium

Variety or Cultivar

'Ghost Hills' _ 'Ghost Hills' is a dwarf evergreen shrub with bright green foliage, tipped cream and purple flowers purple, darker towards the tip.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple, Purple in Spring; Purple, Dark-purple in Winter

Foliage

Green, Cream in All seasons


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 x darleyensis 'Ghost Hills' (Heather 'Ghost Hills') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

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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