Heather collection (6 mixed heathers)

6 × 9cm pots £41.94 £29.99
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Buy Heather collection (6 mixed heathers) heather collection: A mixed batch of these colourful evergreens

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to April
  • 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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Healthy plants, great price.


Used the heathers to fill spaces in the border, really healthy plants delivered in great condition and well packaged. Great price and plants coming on lovely.




Good selection


Used in border where I had laid bark they look good and makes it easy to maintain.




Top class plants and service.


I purchased these for a border in my front garden. Mixed them with rosemary and lavender for all year cover and fragrance.




Very impressed with speed of order & delivery


I wanted the heathers for a grave because they are hardy and attractive, and won't be eaten by deer or rabbits.




Wonderful plants


This heathery arrived in very good condition and I am so pleased that the plants are still alive six months later. Beautiful and delicate they are a delight to have in the garden but please note they need an acid soil. I dug out about a foot of alkaline clay soil and replaced it with a ix of top soil and acidic eracraceous moss before planting.


Greenwich, LONDON


Great value


The heathers were tiny when I planted them in a decorative border, and surrounded them decorative stone. They have all grown into strong, healthy plants which keep looking great. They flower in Winter so give the garden some interest at this time of year.





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do I need to use compost when planting these ? how far apart should I plant them pls ?


Hello there 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.

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. Darren

Darren Maeers

Hello Darren, The best options for winter colour are pansies, polyanthus, bellis and heathers. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor .

Crocus Helpdesk

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?

Tracey May

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.


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