Calluna (Ling, Scotch Heather)
These plants are invaluable for providing colour from late July to October in a lime-free. The flower colours vary from white through the various shades of pink and crimson to dark crimson. Plants reach from 2 or 3 in. to 3 ft. Some specimens make good foliage plants, as their leaves are golden, bronze or pinkish during the summer, often deepening in autumn. Plant in the very early spring.
Calluna vulgaris alba, 3 in. to 2 ft., white heather.
C.v. C. H. Nix, 3 ft., dark crimson.
C.v.foxii nana, forms a cushion only 2 or 3 in. high. It is not free-flowering.
C.v. H. E. Beale, l to 2 ft., long spikes of double rose-pink flowers in autumn; a favourite kind.