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A variety with spikes of purple bell-shaped flowers; striking fiery red tips in spring; very colorful groundcover, flowers throughout summer; very particular about growing conditions, needs acidic organic soil, will die in anything else
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Flamingo Heather will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water.