Erica × darleyensis *
(ER-i-ka x dar-lee-EN-sis)
Darleyensis refers to Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England, where it was raised.
 
Tiny heather blossoms
The delicate blossoms begin to flower in the late fall and last all winter.
 
This multistemmed evergreen ground cover/shrub will grow to 2 feet with equal or greater spread.  
Leaves are needle-like while flower colors range from white to shades of pink and purple.
 
Plants survive in poor growing conditions, even alkaline soils.  Needs sun and good drainage.
 
It is similar to Erica carnea, but taller, more vigorous, and with better frost hardiness.
 
Location on campus:
Around the millstone on the northwest corner of HSS
* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.