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Erica x darleyensis

'Heather' is a plant in the Erica genus with a scientific name of Erica x darleyensis.

Hybrid of Erica carnea and Erica erigena – one of the easiest heathers to grow.

It grows mainly as an Evergreen, so it will tend to keep its leaves throughout the entire year. Normally grows with a shrubby habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid winter.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Heather have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Heather

  • Full Sun

  • High

Plant in full sun or partial shade. Incorporate peat moss into soil. Water thoroughly after planting and in dry weather. Mulch with peat moss. Trim to base of flowering spike after flowering. Prefers rocky, unimproved soils. Do not over fertilize.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Use Zone 6 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Heather is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Heather to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Heather from seed

Transplanting Heather

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Heather is a hardy plant.

Common Heather problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Heather plants:

Other names for Heather

Misspellings: Erica x darlleyensis

Heather care instructions

How long does Heather take to grow?

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