Erica - Winter Flowering Heather, Heather

Origins       Asia, America, 
                  Europe, N. Africa
Type          Perennial 
Hardiness  Zones 4 - 7
Bloom        Fall, Winter, 
Height        5-8 in (12-20 cm)

Sun or partial shade, well drained soil, average water needs. Prune in late Spring, after flowering.

By layering or by cuttings (take these in mid-late Summer).

Other Information about Winter Flowering Heather
Perfect woodland and ground cover plant. It has long been used in traditional medicine for colds, diarrhea and urinary problems. Flowers are used in flavoring teas, whiskey, liqueurs, desserts and honey.

Do not use it during pregnancy.

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