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 as it is such a hardy plant that is tolerant of grazing and regrows after occasional burning. The plant is extremely cold-hardy, surviving severe exposure and freezing conditions well below −20 °C. Grow in a sunny position in slightly acid soils.

Blooming late summer with pink flowers, Heather prefers acidic soil types and is a staple of heathland here in the UK. A native plant producing fantastic green foliage colour and 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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