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Erica carnea 'Vivelli' /Heather

Erica carnea 'Vivelli'  / Erica carnea 'Vivelli'
Early spring flowering in Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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Early spring flowering in Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

End of the flowering season

Ground covering of this winter-flowering heather in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Ground cover planting at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Ground cover planting in early spring as flowers begin to fade

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Scientific Name: Erica carnea 'Vivelli'
Common Name: Heather
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is an excellent evergreen,drought tolerant ground cover for the colder regions of the country where soils are neutral to acid. Plants are tough and require little maintenance once established. Rosy pink to dark red flowers are produced in late winter through early spring followed by bronze-colored foliage for the remainder of the summer. Clip back old, spent flowers of heather immediately after flowering.