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Ling, Scotch Heather, Scots Heather
Calluna vulgaris 'Sir John Charrington'

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

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Westford, Massachusetts

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Chepachet, Rhode Island

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 20, 2004, esw from Haydenville, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

flowers dark lilac pink, upright foliage, foliage ranges gold to scarlet red.