Heather is a cute little perennial that is particularly well suited to acidic soils and it hence perfect for heath.
Summary of Heather facts
Height – ½ to 5 feet (15 to 150 cm)
Exposure – full sun, part sun
Soil – heath soil
Foliage – evergreen
Flowering – January to December depending on species
Read our tips on how to plant heather plants.
Pruning and caring for heather
Heather can grow without any pruning.
Nonetheless, as years go by, the plant may need to be pruned to a more harmonious silhouette.
- If so, it is best to prune lightly in spring, without cutting old wood which can’t produce buds anymore.
- Cut just below flower stems to give your heather a nice shape.
All there is to know about heath or heather
Heather is famous for its covering properties.
Smart tip about heather
Adding special heath plant fertilizer spectacularly boosts flower-bearing.