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Questions About Heather Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 25, 2015

Q. Heather plant reproduction

I have a Heather plant and I was told it is easy to duplicate but I don’t see how. Does it have seeds? Where? Or when? The little bell shape flower is very small. Can we see the seeds? I really would like to do that. Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 27, 2015
Certified Expert
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Heather seeds are very small and can be difficult to grow. Layering and cuttings are the easiest way to propagate this plant. This link will help (simply click on the questions for seeds, layering or cuttings for more info): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heather/propagating-heather-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 1, 2015

Q. Heather Relocation

Is there a best time to relocate heather in the garden without causing damage to the plants?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 2, 2015
Certified Expert
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Early to mid-spring, before growth begins and after trimming them, is a good time for transplanting in cooler climates like yours. Those in the South may benefit from fall transplanting. Be sure to get as much of the root ball as possible, and keep them well watered after moving them.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 17, 2017

Q. Italian Heather

Will it grow outdoors in NW Louisiana (Shreveport) ? I got it as a gift and it is indoors but appears to be doing poorly. I am keeping it watered but not wet and I am misting it. It bought it would not take high heat and it has already been eighty a few days.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 17, 2017
Certified Expert
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Italian Heather is hardy in zones 10 - 11. In your area, zone 8a, it would not likely winter over in the ground.
It can however grow outdoors in a pot and be moved in for the winter months.
Here is a link with care information.
https://www.ehow.com/way_5790862_italian-heather-plant-care.html

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Asked by
ada traeger on
May 19, 2017
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Q. planting heather

Received a heather plant as a gift. Where and how to plant in garden Need sun or shade. thx AT

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 21, 2017
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Asked by
KayJay99 on
October 23, 2017
Monticello, Florida 8b

Q. Pruning Mexican Heather

I grew two beautiful Mexican Heather plants in a rock garden. The problem is that they have gotten too big for the space that is next to the deck. I don’t mind that they spill over the deck but rather that they have started to overrun other plants that were planted approximately 2 feet from them. I don’t know how or if I can trim them back or if now is a good time to do it. I believe that I’m in zone 8B (northern Florida) and still experiencing hotter temperatures. I’ve read anytime is good in this area except right before the frost (generally Jan-Feb) but they are currently well filled out with lots of flowers. Can you enlighten me on how and when is good to prune?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 23, 2017
Certified Expert
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The best time to prune is in the spring, in this case. I would wait until then. Here is an article that will give you more information on the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/false-heather/growing-mexican-heather-plants.htm

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Asked by
carolinefowler115 on
October 29, 2017
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Q. mexican heather

Is Mexican Heather safe from deer?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 29, 2017
Certified Expert
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Deer will seem to eat anything. Even if it says deer resistant, you might notice deer still eating it. I have seen them eating things that they had no business eating.

Here is an article to give you ideas on how to keep deer out of your garden:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/deer-repellents.htm

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Asked by
Kathy Hamilton on
January 29, 2018
Mill Creek, Washington (west side of Washington close to Puget Sound)

Q. A Heather field

I have just moved into a home with a large mound of heathers with many colors. They are beautiful, but need some maintenance. The mounds are from 1-3 feet high, with some dead areas as well. I hope that it does not need to be pulled out and started over. From what I read they should not be pruned back shorter than the green stems. Is that correct? I am thankful for any help that you can bring. thank you, Kathy Hamilton

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 29, 2018
Certified Expert
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Heather doesn't usually need any pruning at all, but if you are going to clean it up some, then you are correct. Here is an article that will give you more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heather/growing-heather.htm

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