hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Re: heather was: soil types and pH

Here's a link to my favorite heath & heather nursery. I can vouch that these
are wonderful plants. They even have a listing of those 6" or less.


SOme are hardier or more heat tolerant than others. These are grown near
Puget Sound in Washington State. I ususally come home with 2 or 3 from the
Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Feb.
Why wait 'til Spring? Many of these are winter blooming. As long as you have
some days above freezing & they aren't buried in snow, they'll bloom. I have
an Erica that blooms from January thru early spring. I don't know what it
does with it's blossoms on freezing days, but the next warmish afternoon,
there they are.
Judy B

From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>

> Hi Donna,
> When you find out let me know, I'm almost to the point I'll have to move
> Scotland to have some heather.  Rich in Z-5

> From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > Athough I have no personal experience, I viewed a garden road display a
> > few weeks ago that had some. When I inquired about it, the gardener
> > stated that they had to be in well drained sand or they would not
> > survive here in Zone 5 IL. Also commented that only certain varieties
> > are hardy here and to watch where I purchased them from. Local nurseries
> > do not have them. It was quite busy with the open house, but she does
> > get them thru mail order. Figured when I was ready for them next year, I
> > would ask where that was...
> > Donna

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement