Ling, Scotch Heather, Scots Heather
Calluna vulgaris 'Firefly'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calluna (kal-LOO-nuh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Firefly
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Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

By simple layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Taylorsville, Kentucky

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Anacortes, Washington

Buckley, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 14, 2004, esw from Haydenville, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Foliage upright, pale yellow to red. Constantly changing its look. Attractive in and out of flower.