Different varieties of Heather Flowers, which are evergreen branching shrubs, bloom from late July to November throughout the northern hemisphere. In particular, wild species of Heather Plant are seen bursting with flowers in striking shades of purple or mauve. The flower's various cultivars, however, come in colors ranging from white to pink, and a wide range of purples and reds. Since the blooms on the Heather are so lengthy, lining them with color nearly from the base, they are very often used in assorted floral arrangements for color. Flowering Heathers are very abundant and popular, making them widely distributed mostly because the plant's reproductive capacity is high - with seeds produced in very large numbers.
*Fun fact: The Heather Plant’s flowers are a traditional remedy in Swedish herbal medicine!
Light: Full sun in morning with partial shade in afternoon
Temperature: Moderate (normal indoor temperatures)
Water: Thoroughly water when just the soil surface is dry to the touch. Keep soil evenly moist but avoid over-watering. Never allow plant to sit in water.
Fertilizer: Feed once every year in early summer with a water-soluble, acid fertilizer.
Growth: Can grow 2-3 feet
Blooming: Blooms in late summer, though different varieties can bloom from late July to November.
Planting Outside: Can be planted anytime the ground is not frozen. They prefer well-drained, acidic soil and need protection from cold winter winds. The root-ball should be level with the soil surface. They should be pruned each year immediately after they have finished flowering.
USDA Gardening Zones: 9B-11