Q.zone 6 western NC types of heaths and heathers to grow
Zone 6 in the mountains of western North Carolina. I am interested in trying to grow heather. Sunny locations with excellent drainage. Any particular varieties that I should consider?
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The following Heather (Calluna vulgaris) varieties are suitable in zones 5-7 and will work fine where you are: Firefly, Spring Torch, Winter Chocolate, Velvet Fascination
These Heath varieties will also work: Winter heath (Erica carnea), Williams heath (E. x williamsii ), Bell heath (E. cinerea 'Velvet Night')