Let's grow the The Scotch heath outdoors; they can bear very harsh minimum temperatures, even when many degrees below zero. Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.Let's grow the The Scotch heath in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.
Care Scotch heath
These plants are shrubs. Scotch heath Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a pink colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 60 cm high. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.
Feed Scotch heath
In the spring let’s fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.
Irrigation Scotch heath
We suggest watering the The Scotch heath every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
Adversity Scotch heath
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there aren’t flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Substrate Scotch heath
These perennial plants favour specific soils for acidophilic plants, with a good drainage.
Cultivate Scotch heath
If we want we can cultivate the The Scotch heath in a container. We suggest cultivating the The Scotch heath in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.