Heather collection - 6 pack
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to April
- Other features: the flower spikes are good for adding to posies
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Heathers are wonderful little plants. Provided they are grown in acidic soil (or ericaceous compost) they are tough, colourful and most have a reasonably long flowering period. They are widely grown in rock gardens, and they make fine specimens for pots, but it is when they are planted in giant swathes (think Scottish Highlands) that they really look breathtaking. Flowers appear at different times of the year depending on the species, so it is possible to get flowers for most of the year if you have lots of different types. We have put together this starter pack of 6 mixed heathers. I'm afraid we cannot specify which ones you will get, but it will be a mixed selection of non labelled plants chosen for their colourful foliage and flowers.
- Garden care: Cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5cm (1in) of the old growth after flowering.
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Q:do I need to use compost when planting these ?
how far apart should I plant them pls ?Asked on 9/3/2015 by paulo from kent
I would mix in a good compost or a well rotted organic matter with the soil. They can spread to approx 35cm so you can use this as a guide.
Hope this helps.Answered on 10/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Winter flowering bedding plants for planters and window boxes
Hi I need to order 30+ plants for planters and window boxes. They need to flower during the winter and be fairly hardy. Can you recommend 3 or 4 types please. They are to be planted in the school so not too expensive as pupils do have access to the areas! Pansies and Begonias have been suggested but I thought I would ask an expert! All suggestions gratefully received. DarrenAsked on 18/8/2009 by Darren Maeers
A:Hello Darren, The best options for winter colour are pansies, polyanthus, bellis and heathers. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor .Answered on 19/8/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:When should I plant?
I recently received some new plants from Crocus. I've unpacked them, made sure they are moist and they are presently in my garage as its snowing outside. I have Clematis, heather, some Roses and Camellias. The days have been very sunny but the nights frosty, could you please tell me the best time to plant them as I know they shouldn't stay in my garage?Asked on 3/3/2006 by Tracey May
A:As a rule plants grown in containers, such as ours, can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. Also the plants you have mentioned are all hardy so don't need to be kept indoors until you are ready to plant. They should be taken out of the garage as soon as possible and stood outside in a sheltered, sunny spot until the weather warms up.Answered on 6/3/2006 by Crocus
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