Heather


Lavender Heather symbolizes admiration, solitude and beauty and white Heather symbolizes protection and indicates that wishes will come true.

HeatherHeather is offered in two species including Erica melanthra (lavender) and Erica persoluta (hot pink).

Bursting forth in springtime, Erica persoluta blooms with masses of bell-shaped, deep pink flowers occurring along the stem length. Hot Pink Heather is available winter through spring.

Erica melanthra blooms with masses of tubular-shaped, lavender flowers backed by deep, rich green leaves. Lavender Heather is available fall through winter.

The common name Heather refers to a variety of plants in the Ericaceae family. Those in the genus Erica are often called heaths, while those in the Calluna genus are called Heathers. The Erica genus includes more than 500 species of evergreen plants native primarily toHeather South Africa, but also to Europe and Turkey. Erica persoluta and melanthra are two of those species.

Both varieties are used in fresh and dried arrangements, and often used for weddings. Heather also makes a nice filler flower for garden-style designs and other arrangements.

About Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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