Calluna (Ling, Scotch Heather)

(E=evergreen)

These plants are invaluable for providing colour from late July to October in a lime-free soil. 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.

English: Photography of the flower Calluna vul...

English: Photography of the flower Calluna vulgaris. ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Calluna vulgaris, på norsk Røsslyng, Norges nasjonalblomst. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

C.v. C. H. Nix, 3 ft., dark crimson flowers.

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.

06. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
Categories: Ground Cover Plants, Herbaceous Plants, Ornamental Shrubs, Plants & Trees | Comments Off on Calluna (Ling, Scotch Heather)

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