Flower Friday – Late Flowering Ericas

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“irish lemon” “pd williams” windlebrooke”

Description~ There are actually a lot of different versions of this flower, so I’m not 100% sure that the photo above is of a late-blooming erica or a heather. The flowers are low and spreading in form. The flowers are born over a long period of time, each of the different varieties bloom at a different time of the year. The irish lemons bloom in late spring, the pd williams are tipped with yellow in spring, the windlebrookes turn red in winter.

Cultivation~ They should be grown in well-drained, acidic soil. These flowers would love to be planted in full sun. You should prune them in early spring.

Thoughts~ These flowers are super cute! They come in a variety of different colors, so there’s a flower for everyone! I would love to have these flowers surrounding my house.

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