Heathers add evergreen foliage & long-lasting flowers to rocky soils
This hardy group of famous plants is treasured worldwide, native mostly to Europe. Heather is the signature plant of the beautiful, mountainous Scottish highlands, and is celebrated widely in poetry and song. The long racemes of bloom last for months starting in late summer. Heathers must have sun, but also must have regular moisture and absolute drainage. They insist on acid soil, and can be killed by too much nitrogen fertilizer.