Common Heather

9cm Pot, Seed Packet, Seeds (per gram), Wildflower Plugs

Calluna vulgaris: common heather, ling, or simply heather

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Latin Name: Calluna vulgaris

Common Name(s): Common Heather

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Acidic, Healthland





Flowering Time:

September - November

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It is a low-growing perennial shrub grows to 20 to 50 centimetres tall, Can be found in acidic soils in open sunny situations and in moderate shade. It is the dominant plant in most heathland. It is tolerant of grazing and regenerates following occasional burning, and is often managed in nature reserves and grouse moors by sheep or cattle grazing, and also by light burning. The plant is extremely cold-hardy, surviving severe exposure and freezing conditions well below −20 °C.

Blooming late summer with pink flowers, Heather prefers acidic soil types and is a staple of heathland here in the UK. Producing fantastic foliage colour in a range of purples and pinks. Calluna vulgaris is commonly purple heather as is sold here, though white heather can also be found.

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Flowering Time

September, October, November


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