The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


Weekend to-do list
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Great plant pick: Myretoun Ruby heath

  • Myretoun Ruby winter heath

    Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

    Myretoun Ruby winter heath

WHAT: Winter heaths provide color in our gardens just when we need it the most. Myretoun Ruby has hundreds of small, urn-shaped flowers that open dusty rose and deepen through magenta to rich, ruby red.
They cover this low-spreading, evergreen shrub from January through May,
This cultivar, raised from seed at Myretoun, Scotland, always receives high ratings for its color.
WHY PLANT IT: The spreading evergreen's blooms last through the dark days and into spring.
WHERE: This heath prefers a full-on sunny location with well-drained or sandy soil. It is best to water regularly during dry weather.
Newly planted heath can dry out quickly once planted so it is important to water often and deeply when the plant is young.
After the blossoms have faded a light shearing will remove most of the faded flowers and promote dense growth.
SIZE: The plant grows to about a 1/2 foot in height and spreads to about 1 1/3 feet wide.
LEARN MORE: www. greatplantpicks.com.
Source: Great Plant Picks
Story tags » Gardening

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...

HeraldNet highlights

All about action
All about action: Everett Eagles rugby 'like football that doesn't stop'
Pulling double duty
Pulling double duty: Arlington's Aune juggling both basketball and soccer
Things are looking up
Things are looking up: Stanwood, Camano celebrations will brighten the winter lull
It's good to be a 12
It's good to be a 12: Despite loss, Seahawks fever has many positives
SnoCoSocial