Answer: Heathers are extremely easy to grow. All they need is lots of sunshine and well draining soils. Here are some tried and true favorites for you zone4/5 garden:
Calluna ?H.E. Beale?, 30 x 24 inches, double shell pink flowers August-October, foliage is silvery green, upright.
Calluna ?Robert Chapman?, 10 x 30 inches, mauve flowers July-September, foliage is gold to reddish and spreading.
Calluna ?Cuprea?, 12 x16 inches, lilac flowers August-September, foliage is chartreuse to coppery, upright.
Erica carnea ?Springwood Pink?, 8 x 20 inches, pink flowers January-May, foliage has bronze tips in spring.
Erica vagans ?Mrs. D.F. Maxwell?, 18 x 20 inches, cherry blossoms July-September, foliage dark green and bushy.
Erica tetralix ?Alba Mollis?, 8 x 12 inches, white flowers June-September, foliage is grey-green and bushy upright.
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