A picture of a Heather

Heather

Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Beauty'

Also known as

Ling

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

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

Special features of Heather

Ground cover

Other uses of Heather

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