surviving Maine winters - Knowledgebase Question

Glenburn, Ma
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Question by pastorjoetri
May 3, 2010
RE:Erica darleyensis
I purchased 6 @ $14.98 ea. Much to my dismay I found conflicting info on the labels(after being planted)This concerns the zones as related to the growing season in ME. I assumed that the plants H. Depot offers are suitable for our local climate? Please tell me if these will survive?

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2010
Erica is hardy in USDA zones 6-8. Portions of Maine are in zone 6 and the plants will survive there without winter protection. In the rest of the state you may be able to provide winter protection for your new heathers. A rose cone will protect your new plants. Enjoy!

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