A picture of a Heather

Heather

Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Torch'

Also known as

Ling

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

70cm

10cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Other uses of Heather

Border, edging, rock garden, ground cover, naturaliser, banks. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.