A picture of a Heather

Heather

Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'

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

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Heather Overview

A compact shrub producing racemes of purple-red flowers.

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