Top Questions About Heather Plants

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Heather Plants

Asked by
Agss on
March 16, 2018
Beitish columbia ,vancouver island canada

Q. Young heather

I just bought young 6 inch heather plants and would like to know if i cansplit each plant to cover more area. .

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 17, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Absolutely! You will want to get the soil moist first, then gently pull them apart. This can be done pretty easily, as long as you are careful with them.

00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
Anonymous on
July 6, 2018

Q. Heather

I had two large heathers,under my palm tree.One is lush and green,the other has over the past 3 weeks died off,only one green branch left.What can I do to save it.
I live in Lake on the Isle of Wight.
Regards
Sue Morrison

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 6, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Heather is very sensitive to moisture levels!
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heather/growing-heather.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
February 4, 2019

Q. Heather

I have a very old white heather, how hard can I prune it ?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 5, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

You can only prune very lightly in early spring. Other than that I do not recommend pruning this. Pruning lightly on an older plant will likely help regenerate it though. Do not take more than a third of the plant at a time. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/false-heather/growing-mexican-heather-plants.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
April 3, 2019

Q. Heather with roses and daffodils

Is Heather a good plant to plant in a bed of daffodils and roses?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 3, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I cannot find any sources that would state that these have any negative reaction together. Daffodils are common companions for underplanting with roses, but heather doesn't seem to be on any lists. There will be no harm in trying, though. Usually if plants are incompatible, there is copious amounts of information that will state this. This leads me to believe that these will not react to each other in any negative way.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2019

Q. heathers/heath/erica

I have one plant which is a small shrub +- 24″ high with white flowers. I also have couple of purple “heathers” that are ground cover type. I would like to get more of the shrub type but do not know which of the three it is and whether it comes with the magenta flowers. Can you help please
Sheila

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 26, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Erica carnea 'Ice Princess' is a common white Heather plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heather/growing-heather.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
June 27, 2019

Q. Heather plant is dead, in the middle, with a few live limbs around the outside!

My heather plant is dead, in the middle, Can I save the plant???

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 28, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

You can prune away the dead plant material and see what you have left.
Inspect the plant for signs of pests or disease and treat accordingly.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heather/growing-heather.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
August 13, 2019

Q. I planted mexican heather a few days ago. 2 of them are completely gone. What ate them?

No way it’s deer. Fenced off yard.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 14, 2019
Certified Expert
00
Was this answer useful?
1 2 3 4
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More