These small, evergreen shrubs, known botanically as Erica (Heath) and Calluna (Heather), provide a display of color in every season. Flowers range from single to double, from snow-white to crimson, and the foliage varies from deep green through yellow and golden tones to reddish winter tints, with gray shades thrown in for good measure.
We select the 6 varieties in this collection to provide either bloom or colored foliage every month of the year. In very cold winters, the winter-blooming kinds will not show until early spring. 6 plants, each labeled. 20-25sq ft.
Heaths and Heathers prefer full sun and well-drained, acidic soil (some gravel or peat moss dug into the soil before planting will do the job), and they need protection from cold winter winds. They are ill-suited to growing conditions in the South and the desert Southwest.