The winter flowering heathers are often sold as pot plants. The variety recommended is a large-flowered variety and if kept in a cool situation, it will remain in bloom over a long period. Dense spikes of clear pinks florets surmount erectand the plant has dark green feathery foliage typical of heather.
- Growing season 14-18 °C (57-64 °F)
Soil: A good open soil-lesswith a small amount of gravel mixed in.
Where to: Out of doors until early November. Indoors, the cooler the situation, the longer it will remain in flower.
Watering requirements: They are lime-haters, so keep soil moist with soft water. Mist-spray once weekly and never allow soil to dry out.
General care: They are undemanding and need little; once or twice a season with weak liquid fertilizer is enough.
Rest: Cut back after flowering and place in a cool area until spring. Reduce water in winter but retain moist soil.
When it looks sick:
Dull sickly looking plant : Ensure that only soft water is used. Move plant to a cool place.
Tall plants which tend to open out and become un- sightly : After flowering, clip back to a better height.
Where to: In light shade in summer; in a bright spot in winter. Draughts or temperature changes cause drop.