|Erica Herbacea, Herbaceous
Heath is plant from Octandria Monogynia family.
Herbaceous Heath is the
plant native of the Alps and mountainous parts of Germany, is particularly
acceptable in our gardens. Its hardiness, early flowering and its blossoms
are formed in the autumn, than continue of a pale green colour during the
winter, and expand in the spring.
Flowering starts as early
as March, especially if kept in a green-house, or in a common hot-bed frame,
which is the more usual practice.
It may be propagated by seeds
or cuttings, the latter is the most ready way of increasing this and most
of the other species of the genus. When the cuttings have struck root,
they should be planted in a mixture of fresh loam and bog earth, either
in the open border, under a wall, or in pots.