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Breath of Heaven Diosma erioides Pink Fountain
Breath of Heaven Diosma erioides Pink Fountain

Breath of Heaven Diosma erioides 'Pink Fountain'

A unique and distinctive plant that will add an unusual touch to your garden
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • Known as Breath of Heaven, 'Pink Fountain' becomes covered in a distinctive cloud of dainty pink blooms
  • An unusual plant for UK gardens and rarely offered for sale which will delight everyone who sees i
  • A compact evergreen shrub with needle-like, aromatic leaves Diosma is a relative of heathers
  • Perfect in a pot and prefers soil on the acid side in full sun
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot ready for immediate planting
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Product Description

An unusual plant for UK gardens and rarely offered for sale, Diosma 'Pink Fountain' is a charming, compact evergreen shrub with needle-like, aromatic leaves and clusters of dainty star-like pink flowers from April to July.

Also known as Breath of Heaven, 'Pink Fountain' will grow into a loose, rounded mound about 60cm tall and wide, and in late spring becomes covered in its distinctive cloud of dainty pink blooms which will delight everyone who sees it.

Perfect for growing in a pot, Diosma is evergreen, which ensures that it gives year-round interest. A relative of heathers it prefers soil on the acid side in full sun, where it will happily grow and bloom.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot ready for immediate planting. Grows to 60cm x 60 and flowers April - July.

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Item 510887 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot ready for immediate planting. Grows to 60cm x 60 and flowers April - July.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Plants are hardy to -5C so can be affected by frost and we recommend that you either protect with a thick layer of mulch over winter, or alternatively grow it in a container of ericaceous soil and move indoors to overwinter.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Diosma ericoides 'Pink Fountain':

  • Grow Diosma in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained, acid soil.  Protect from frost and winds.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or leafmould with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best ericaceous compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

Aftercare advice for Diosma 'Pink Fountain':

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -5C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.

Pruning Advice for Diosma:

  • This shrub requires no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
60cm
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Breath of Heaven Diosma erioides 'Pink Fountain'
Breath of Heaven Diosma erioides 'Pink Fountain'
2L Pot
Item: 510887
RRP £9.99
Deal Price £7.99
Save: £2.00 - 20%
Currently Unavailable