How to grow Erica carnea

Erica carnea grow and care – subshrub of the genus Erica also known as Winter heath or Winter heather, Erica carnea perennial evergreen used as ornamental medical plant and as ground cover plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-8.

Leaves color green grow in pinnate shape, leaf size 1-2 mm.

Erica carnea flowers

Flower color can be: pink, purple, red or white the shape it’s from close bell to trumpet in the size 1-2 mm, flowers grows in the end of the stem.

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How to grow Erica carnea growing and care:

Cold weather, humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to prune:
Dead stems

Size of the plant?
20-50cm, 16-20inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
pink, purple, red or white flower, the shape it’s from close bell to trumpet in the size 1-3 mm, flowers grow in the end of the stem.

Scientific name:

Erica carnea

How to grow Erica carnea

Erica carnea plant care

Growing Erica carnea

Erica carnea


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Ground cover plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8