A picture of a St Dabeoc's heath

St Dabeoc's heath

Daboecia cantabrica 'Purpurea'

Also known as

Irish heath, Connemara heath, Heath

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

70cm

20cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

St Dabeoc's heath Overview

An upright evergreen shrub native to the Atlantic coasts of France and Ireland. Grows up to 60cm high and has lance-shaped-oval, dark green leaves with silver hairs beneath. The cup-shaped, white-green, pink flowers borne throughout summer and autumn are about 1cm long. Varieties include, 'Alba' which has pointed dark green leaves and white flowers. 'Atropurpurea' has deep pink purple flowers. 'Creeping White' has white flowers and a low creeping habit.

Common problems with St Dabeoc's heath

How to propagate St Dabeoc's heath

Cuttings

Seed in spring for species or for cultivators by softwood cuttings, division or layering in summer.

Division

Layering

Seed

Other uses of St Dabeoc's heath

Walls, rock garden, ground cover. Summer/Autumn interest.