Welcome to the Heather Society

The Heather Society extends a very warm welcome to everyone entering the world of heathers, especially to newcomers who have recently developed an interest in these attractive shrubs. The Society covers every aspect of this world, from the wild heathers of European heaths and moorlands to the rare and unusual splendours of South African or “Cape” heaths, from everyday cultivation, including choosing, growing and propagating hardy heathers, to scientific studies and nomenclature. The Heather Society (charity registered in England and Wales no. 261407): was founded in 1963 to promote and encourage interest in all aspect of heathers. It now has members throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as elsewhere in Europe, and in Africa, the Americas, Australasia and the Far East. Members receive three Newsletters which contain a diary of events to keep members in touch with Society activities and new developments. It organizes regional groups, visits to heather gardens, an annual week-end gathering and the occasional field-trip, and provides free advice to members on heather-garden design or any problems they may have. The Heather Society maintains a photograph library, assists national collections of heathers, and lists new cultivars for Andromeda, Calluna, Daboecia and Erica when they are registered.

☛ See here for the latest news about new New Heathers

☛ An easy guide to growing heathers can be found here.

☛ For the best hardy heathers see Heather Society's list of Recommended Heathers

Heather of the Month

Erica vagans ‘Hookstone Rose'
Deep pink (H8) flowers, VII–X, very abundant; dark green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm. Flower colour is deeper than 'St Keverne' but paler than 'Mrs…

Description

Habit

Bushy, upright; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm

The Leaves

Dark Green

The Flower

Deep pink

Flowering Period

July - October

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