The Q&A Archives: Heather

Question: I'm new to homeownership/gardening and have decided to plant haether in the front of my house (full sun). What are the best types for the Connecticut area and are they easy to grow. Thanks

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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