This plant has been in my garden for at least 5 years, maybe even 10 years (time flies!), and I’ve never noticed the flowers looking nicer than they do this year. Deer, rabbits and any other varmits that find their way here, have all left the heathers alone. If I live long enough, I can see this plant grow and cover quite a bit more ground. There are some heathers on the other side of the house that have been there 25 years or more, and they now cover square yards of ground instead of square feet of ground.
These are very sturdy plants, as they can withstand some neglect, and still thrive. In the first photo, where you can see the flowers close-up, you get an idea of the intense pink they are. I took these photos in the early morning, after the sun came up, but before it shown full on these plants.