The word heather comes from the word ‘heath’ which is a shrubland habitat found mainly on free-draining infertile, acidic soils, and is characterised by open, low-growing woody vegetation.
It is often high ground where little else will grow, and heather is therefore a hardy survivor with a beautiful perfume and wonderful nectar which bees collect. Gypsies collect heather because it symbolises good luck. So basically I feel it represents in dreams surviving difficult circumstances and yet thriving and producing beauty.
The Heather plant, this ground-covering plant grows on top of peat in the moors of the Celtic lands. The blossoms are full of rich nectar and are very attractive to bees, which are seen in some traditions as messengers to and from the spirit world. It is associated with generosity and healing, as well as contact with the Otherworld.