Erica or Heather belongs to the Ericaceae family. They have evergreen foliage of various colours and flower from November to April, depending on the species or variety. Its flowers, held in bunches along the length of the shoots, are very melliferous. Heathers prefer a slightly acid soil. Their small size make them suitable for a number of uses: grown singly, in containers or in rockeries, borders, beds, groundcover carpeting, it is recommended to grow a range of varieties to ensure flowering throughout the season.