AWARD

HEATHERS Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'

Commonly known as Ling, Scots heather

Deep purplish-pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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

HEATHERS Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'

 
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  • 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
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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