For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Cornish heath in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. Usually during the coldest periods of the year the aerial part of these plants dries; it will begin to develop again the spring after.The Cornish heath plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.
Generalities Cornish heath
Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a red colouring; it is small in size and can reach 60 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Cornish heath develops like a shrub.
Fertilization Cornish heath
In the spring let’s remember to fertilize our perennial plants, using a slow release granular fertilizer, to add in one solution every 3-4 months. If desired we can also use a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants, to mix with the irrigation water every 20-25 days.
Watering Cornish heath
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 1-2 weeks . Generally during the period of vegetatational rest it isn't necessary to water our perennial plants, which in many cases lose their aerial part.
Treatments Cornish heath
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Cornish heath
These perennial plants are placed in a well-drained soil, with an acid PH.
Notes Cornish heath
The quite contained development of these plants enables us to cultivate them in a vase. The Cornish heath needs to be cultivated in an acid substratum, with a lower PH level than 5. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.