Epacris impressa ‘Bega’

A very attractive and long flowering small to medium sized shrub, with masses of clear red tubular bell shaped flowers from autumn, through winter and on to spring. ‘Bega’ is a more reliable form of the very eye catching Epacris for gardens. It does best in a well drained soil in semi shade or sun. It is helpful to mulch around the plant to help keep the root run cool and moist. A great plant for container growing. Lightly prune after flowering to encourage a more compact shape. Epacris impressa is the floral emblem of Victoria.

Family : Ericaceae
Cultivar Name: Bega
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Epacris impressa
Common Name : Heath
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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