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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
heather 'Praecox Rubra'
Erica can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs with fine, needle-like leaves in whorls, and racemes or panicles of small, bell-shaped or tubular flowers
'Praecox Rubra' is a low-growing, mat-forming dwarf evergreen shrub to 15cm in height and 45cm wide, with dark green foliage and racemes of deep rose-pink flowers from winter to spring
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
A lime-free heather, prefers well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun but tolerant of alkaline soil and some shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds
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Pruning Pruning group 10 after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to Phytophthora root rot diseases
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