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Plant of the Month: Heather

By Ransoms | 3rd October 2022 | 2 min read

Calluna vulgaris, better know as common Heather, is our plant of the month. This humble plant invokes images of strolling through heathlands on a crisp Sunday afternoon in late Autumn.

They are a great choice for all year round interest. Blooming from mid-summer to early fall and being extremely cold-hardy, surviving severe exposure and freezing conditions well below −20 °C, Heather will pull through winter and provide a beautiful evergreen sight outside it’s flowering season.

A clue to its proper care lies in its name immortalized in Scottish literature as the heath and moorlands. This habitat has acidic, well-drained, moist soil. These plants tolerate poor, rocky soil and even salt spray, making them good for coastal hillsides. Plants that grow in heathlands typically get by with fewer nutrients than the average plant. They rely more on watering and pruning than fertilizer.

This year we offer, alongside our regular Heather stock, a lovely trio of Heather in one pot, providing three dashing colours for your pots or borders.

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