• The Winter Heathers (Ericas) Collection

    The Winter Heathers (Ericas) Collection
    Our Winter Heathers Collection features colourful and hardy 'heath' plants to add a vibrant burst of colour to the garden in winter and spring. With compact foliage and profusions of flowers, these low-growing, spreading plants are perfect for town, country and coast in rockeries, cottage gardens, containers, slopes, terraces or general ground cover.

    The Winter Heathers (Ericas) Collection

    Our Winter Heathers Collection is made up of a selection of colourful Heather varieties (Ericas), all British grown. Each pack of 6 pots will be made up from a selection of the following species:

    • Erica carnea Challenger
    • Erica carnea Foxhollow
    • Erica carnea Ice Princess
    • Erica darlyensis Kramer’s Red
    • Erica darlyensis Silverbeads

    Winter Heathers appear small and delicate yet are extremely hardy, evergreen, spreading, ground-cover plants with profuse, upright sprays of vibrant flowers and foliage of varying hues. They provide a lovely burst of colour through the winter and spring months and are popular garden additions as a result. By planting in groups you can achieve a stunning visual to brighten up colder months. They are incredibly easy to grow and are the perfect addition to add seasonal colour and ground cover to rock gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, containers, slopes and banks.

    In late spring, the flowers are also a firm favourite with bees and other insects, attracting pollinators to the garden. Best of all, being fairly dense ground-cover plants and with some species being matting varieties, they are adept at smothering weeds! 

    Planting and Maintenance

    Best grown in a sunny, open position, they will tolerate some light shade, for example under high-canopied deciduous trees. They prefer fairly moist, well-drained soil, more on the acidic side, but will tolerate mildly alkaline conditions to a degree. They are virtually disease and pest free and so need little by way of maintenance, with pruning taking place just once a year in late spring (no later) as a quick trim of the flowering stems back to their base as they fade. However, as they have a tendency to dry out fairly quickly, be sure to water them well when they are young and also during hot weather.

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    Deciduous No
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Has Berries No
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No

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    Deciduous No
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Has Berries No
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No

    Delivery Information

    • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
    • Our delivery lead time is 7 -14 days.
    • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
    • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
    • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
    • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

    For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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