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Heather

Calluna vulgaris 'Elsie Purnell'

Also known as

Ling, Heather 'Elsie Purnell'

Heather (Highlands) by Foxypar4 (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Heather Overview

This cultivar is an evergreen shrub species with a compact growth habit and dark grey-green foliage. Flowers are double, developing from pink buds to a lighter rose-pink colour.

How to propagate Heather

Cuttings

Seed in spring for species or for cultivators by softwood cuttings, division.

Division

Seed

Special features of Heather

Ground cover

Other uses of Heather

Border, edging, rock garden, ground cover, naturaliser. Summer interest.