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Scotch Heather (Erica malanthera)
Common Name : Scotch Heather (Erica malanthera)
Availability :
  • January
  • Fab
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
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Resources : Farmers

Origins
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.

Vase Life
1-2 weeks.

Care and Handling
Remove bottom leaves and flowers that will fall below the water line. Do not densly pack heather into an arrangement as it needs air circulation to prevent the development of mold on its flowers. Suitable for drying. Spray with a commercial fixative to avoid flower shattering.

Design Uses
Heather is a fragrant, colorful flower that's often used for weddings. For everyday work, heather makes a nice filler flower for garden-style designs and other arrangements.


Colors: Rose, white, lavender.

Scotch Heather (Erica malanthera)