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