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Heather

Calluna vulgaris 'Red Pimpernel'

Also known as

Ling

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

70cm

10cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Heather Overview

This subshrub will produce a stunning variety of colours in both foliage and long-blooming flowers. They are extremely hardy small shrubs which can withstand harsh winters. They can also be grown in a coastal garden, and will provide all-year-round interest with seasonally changing foliage and long periods of blooms.

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, banks. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.