Summer Flowering Heathers

Summer flowering Heathers give a welcome splash of colour over a long season from July through to October, when many plants in the garden are well past their best these plucky little spreading evergreens are at their best.

 

Summer Flowering 5 Plant Pack Potted Heathers

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Our summer flowering Heather collection is drawn from a selection of the very best garden types of Calluna vulgaris, the same species of heather found in the Highlands of Scotland (so it goes without saying, these plants are very hardy!) Summer flowering Heathers go well with many other plants, especially smaller Conifers, Azaleas and Rhododendron plants, Ornamental Grasses and smaller shrubs. These versatile plants not only have flowers in a wide variety of shades but also the benefit of different colours of evergreen foliage too. Being low growing they are perfect for colourful low maintenance ground cover. They also grow well in containers especially with other evergreens such as Ivies, Hebes and Euonymus.

Summer flowering Heathers are supplied as strong young plants in 9cm pots and they will develop quickly with good aftercare to provide a colourful carpet of foliage and flowers for many years to come. Our 1 litre potted Heathers are a little larger and so should fill out more quickly. They look especially good in larger drifts interspersed with other feature plants. As a guide for ground cover and mass planting 4 plants per metre is adequate if you are patient (although iit will take a number of years for them to grow together), 6 plants per metre will, give faster results or you could plant 9-12 plants per square metre for faster coverage.

Both of our collections of summer flowering heather plants are made up of 5 different varieties (the 5 plant collection is 1 each of 5 varieties and the 25 plant collection is 5 of each variety). We will always choose the best looking varieties at the time of despatch in a good mixture of colours, our collections will normally be chosen from the following varieties although we may occasionally include other first class varieties: (sorry we cannot guarantee a certain variety will be included or excluded but all plants are labelled)
BLAZEAWAY: orange / red, flowers light mauve, COUNTY WICKLOW: double shell pink, DARK STAR: double, intense carmine rose, EASTER BONFIRE: bright red tips in spring , FIREFLY: terracotta, deep crimson, FRED J. CHAPPLE: multi-coloured tips. purple GUINEA GOLD: light gold foliage, HAMMONDII RUBRIFOLIA: bright red tips, purple, ROBERT CHAPMAN:orange/red foliage, purple, SILVER KNIGHT: woolly silver foliage, pink, SILVER QUEEN: silver foliage, mauve flowers, SPRING CREAM: cream tips on bright green foliage, SPRING TORCH: vermilion tips, pink flowers  , TIB: double rosy crimson, TRICOLOR/FOLIA: foliage bronze, red and grey, WHITE LAWN: prostrate green foliage, white, WICKWAR FLAME: gold and orange foliage, pink

How to grow summer flowering Heathers:
Position: Full sun or just a little bit of shade

Foliage: Evergreen, leaves persist all year
Soil and site: Best grown in well drained lime free/neutral soil (ph 7 or less), or in ericaceous compost in containers/raised beds. Incorporate plenty of organice matter when preparing the soil especially if it is heavy.

Flowering time: July-October
Growth rate: slow to moderate

Ultimate height and spread: 40cm high x 60cm wide

Hardiness: Full hardy
Aftercare: Water well when planting and until well established, especially during the first summer. After the flowers have faded give the plants a light trim with shears or secateurs to keep them tight and bushy and encorouge a good number of flowers the following season

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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