The moors of Scotland have vast sweeps of Heather in a glorious variety of foliage and flowers. To allow you to re-create this natural wonder, we offer 12 plants, labeled. Mix and match to suit your pleasure. 12 plants cover 35 sq ft.
Heathers prefer full sun and well-drained, acidic soil, and they need protection from cold winter winds. They are ill-suited to growing conditions in the South and the desert Southwest.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
CULTURE: Grow Heaths and Heathers in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun). Soil should be well-drained and somewhat acidic. Add about an inch of peat moss as a top-dressing each spring—no further fertilizing needed. Heaths and Heathers do not do well in hot, humid areas; they are natives of the cool, open moors of northern Europe for the most part.
WINTER PROTECTION: In colder areas, cover plants with pine or other evergreen boughs for winter protection, or spray with anti-desiccant.
GROWTH: Heaths and Heathers are slow growers; their progress is usually measured in inches per year, depending on the kind of growing season and the culture; they usually take 2–3 years to get to mature size and to bloom.