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HEATHERS Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'

Commonly known as Ling, Scots heather

Deep purplish-pink flowers
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Available autumn 2020 -
£4.00 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 10+ £3.75 each

  • Evergreen - dark-green foliage.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - deep purplish pink
  • Height - 21-25cm (8-10in)
  • Spread - 31-45cm (12-18in)
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - neat, compact, upright habit. Flowers in short racemes.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun - open site
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees
  • Pests & Diseases - grey mould, Phytophthora root rot, rhizoctonia.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. (UK, Univ. of Liverpool Botanic Gardens, Ness(hence name), Cheshire)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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