Winter Surprise Heather
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Winter Surprise Heather

Winter Surprise Heather

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Erica × darleyensis 'Winter Surprise’


Its low spreading habit and ground cover characteristics make it the perfect plant for rock gardens or along paths especially as mass plantings. Lovely purple-pink flowers bloom in abundance throughout winter and early spring. Heather loves the sun but does best in partial shade and this particular variant is hardy from zones 5 through 8. Heathers add much color when mixing several varieties and planting them together in the landscape. Companion plants are below or just do a search for heather above. 

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 1'
Mature Width: 1'
Flower Season: winter and spring
Sun: Part Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7