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Botanical Name
SKU
Flower Color
Ht
Habit
Flowering Time
Plant Description
       
   
Calluna vulgaris Alba Erecta C002 White 18”
u
July-Aug Medium green- attractive habit
Calluna vulgaris Alba Rigida C005 White 12”
b
Aug-Oct Compact- distinct rigid growth habit
Calluna vulgaris Anthony Davis C011 White 15”
u
July-Aug. Gray green foliage- long flower spikes
Calluna vulgaris Barnett Anley C008 Red purple 15”
u
Aug-Oct. Bright green with purple tint in winter
Calluna vulgaris Beoley Gold C009 White 18”
b
Aug-Nov. Bright yellow foliage with gold tints
Calluna vulgaris Blazeaway C007 Light mauve 15”
b
Aug-Sept. Yellow foliage in summer, orange & red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Bronze Beauty C003 Purple 18”
u
Aug-Sept. Dark green foliage, very dark in winter
Calluna vulgaris C W Nix C073 Purple-red 24”
u
Aug-Sept. Dark green- profuse bloom
Calluna vulgaris Caerketton White C012 White 18”
u
June-July Medium green foliage- blooms early
Calluna vulgaris County Wicklow C010 Lavender pink, double 12”
b
July-Oct. Medium green, profuse bloom
Calluna vulgaris Cupraea C020 Mauve 15”
u
Aug-Sept. Coppery turning bronze red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Darleyensis C025 Light purple 18”
u
Aug-Nov. Curled foliage- deep bronze tips
Calluna vulgaris David Eason C026 Purple pink 18”
u
Sept-Nov. Light green foliage- buds do not open
Calluna vulgaris Devon C028 Pink double 8”
u
July-Oct. Dark green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Else Frye C030 White, double 18”
u
Aug-Sept. Medium green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Foxhollow Wanderer C035 Lilac 15”
u
June-Aug. Green foliage- vigorous growth
Calluna vulgaris Foxii nana C038 Purple 4”
m
Aug-Sept. Pin cushion like habit
Calluna vulgaris Gold Haze C040 White 18”
u
Aug-Sept. Pale yellow foliage
Calluna vulgaris Golden Feather C042 Mauve 12”
b
Aug-Sept. Golden foliage turns red & orange in winter
Calluna vulgaris Goldsworth Crimson C043 Purple 24”
u
Sept-Nov. Green foliage flecked with yellow and red
Calluna vulgaris H E Beale C050 Lavender pink, double 24”
u
Aug-Nov. Dark green slightly grayish, profuse bloom
Calluna vulgaris Hirsuta Typica C063 Light purple 24”
b
Aug-Sept. Silver gray foliage
Calluna vulgaris J H Hamilton C060 Bright pink, double 9”
b
Aug-Oct. Profuse bloom
Calluna vulgaris Joy Van Stone C109 Mauve 12”
b
Aug-Sept. Golden foliage turning orange in winter
Calluna vulgaris Kinlochruel C064 White, double 10”
b
July-Sept. Green with bronze tips in winter- profuse bloom
Calluna vulgaris Kuphaldtii C065 Light purple 4”
s
Aug-Sept. Dark green turning reddish in winter
Calluna vulgaris Mairs Variety C070 White 30”
u
Aug-Sept. Medium green- vigorous
Calluna vulgaris Martha Hermann C062 White 12”
u
June-Aug. Bright green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Mary Ferreira C083 Lavender 12”
u
Aug-Sept. Grayish green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Minima-Smith variety C071 Purple 4”
m
Aug-Sept. Bright green turning rust red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Mrs. Ronald Gray C072 Purple 3”
s
Aug-Sept. Very tight growth
Calluna vulgaris Multicolor C105 Pale mauve 6”
b
Aug-Sept. Yellow foliage in summer, orange & red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Nana compacta C069 Pink-lilac 6”
m
Aug-Sept. Bright green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Orange Queen C075 Lilac-rose 12”
b
Aug-Sept. Gold turning to orange in winter
Calluna vulgaris Peter Sparks C086 Pink, double 18”
u
Aug-Oct. Gray green foliage, heavy bloomer
Calluna vulgaris Prostrate Orange C074 Mauve 9”
b
Aug-Sept. Gold foliage turning orange-red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Pygmaea C077 Mauve 5”
m
Aug-Sept. Dark green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Red Haze C076 Mauve 18”
u
Aug-Sept. Yellow turning red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Robert Chapman C078 Mauve 18”
b
Aug-Sept. Yellow foliage in summer, orange & red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Rosalind Underwood’s Variety C082 Lavender 18”
u
Aug-Sept. Golden foliage turning coppery in winter
Calluna vulgaris Rosea C080 Rose pink 15”
b
Aug-Sept. Light green foliage- profuse bloom
Calluna vulgaris Rubrum C090 Purple 30”
u
Aug-Sept. Light green foliage turning plum red in winter
Calluna vulgaris Sally Anne C091 Lilac 15”
u
Aug-Sept. Gold tips in spring
Calluna vulgaris Silver Knight C110 Lavender 24”
u
Aug-Sept. Silver gray foliage deepening to purple gray
Calluna vulgaris Silver Queen C092 Lavender 18”
b
Aug-Sept. Silver gray foliage
Calluna vulgaris Silver Spire C094 White 24”
u
Sept-Oct. Medium green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Sister Anne C095 Lavender 4”
s
Aug-Sept. Velvet gray
Calluna vulgaris Spring Torch C108 Mauve 16”
b
Aug-Oct. Lt. green foliage with tips cream & pink in summer
Calluna vulgaris Tenuis C096 Red-purple 6”
b
July-Nov. Dark green foliage- long flowering
Calluna vulgaris Tib C100 Red-purple 18”
u
July-Nov. Dark green foliage- profuse bloom
Calluna vulgaris Tomentosa C101 Lavender 18”
b
Aug-Sept. Gray green foliage
Calluna vulgaris Underwoodii C102 Silver-pink 15”
u
Sept-Oct. Buds do not open
Calluna vulgaris Westphalia C103 Purple 24”
u
Aug-Sept. Fast grower
Calluna vulgaris White Lawn C112 White 2”
s
Aug-Sept. Green foliage, prostrate
Erica bruckenthalia Spiculifolia E106 Pink 6”
u
May-June Bell shaped flower
Erica carnea December Red E119 Rose 12”
s
Dec-Feb. Medium green foliage
Erica carnea George Frazier E145 Pink 20”
u
Jun-Sept. Olive-green foliage
Erica carnea Myretown Ruby E129 Dark Red 6”

Jan-May Dark green foliage
Erica carnea Pink Spangles E124 Pink 12”
s
Feb-May Green foliage
Erica carnea Springwood Pink E125 Pink 9”
s
Jan-April Light green foliage
Erica carnea Springwood White E130 White 9”
s
Jan-April Light green foliage
Erica carnea Vivelli E160 Deep purple 9”
b
Jan-April Dark green foliage
Erica carnea Winter Beauty E170 Pink 12”
b
Jan-April Dark green foliage
Erica cinerea Atrosanguinea E105 Deep purple 6”
s
July-Aug. Green foliage forming lacy mat
Erica cinerea C D Eason E107 Deep purple 10”
s
July-Aug. Dark green foliage
Erica hybrida Furzey E110 Deep pink 15”
b
Jan-April Dark green
Erica hybrida George Rendall E111 Rose pink 15”
b
Jan-April Slight yellow tints turn dark green
Erica hybrida Med. White - Silberschmelze E120 White 18”
b
Jan-April Dark green foliage- very popular
Erica hybrida Mediterranean Pink E115 Pink 18”
b
Jan-April Dark green foliage
Erica Tetralix E150 Rosy pink 12”
u
July-Nov. Silver foliage
Erica tetralix Alba E140 White bells 12”
u
July-Nov. Silver foliage
Erica vagans Lyonesse E175 White 18”
b
July-Sept. Green Foliage
Erica vagans Mrs. D F Maxwell E177 Cherry pink 18”
b
July-Sept. Dark green foliage
Erica vagans St. Keverne E176 Lavender 18”
b
July-Sept. Bushy
Erica vagans Williamsii E165 Pink 9”
b
July-Sept. Yellow tips in spring

Cultural Information

Heather and Heath
Heather and heath are easy care evergreen plants that can give year-round garden color. They range in size from prostrate or spreading groundcovers to upright tree heaths. With careful planning, you can have one or more varieties in bloom almost every month of the year. Foliage colors include many shades of green, gray, yellow, orange, red, and bronze. Flower colors are white and shades of pink, red and purple.
Where To Plant
They grow best in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Plants in shade will not bloom as well and tend to get leggy. Most varieties do best in well drained slightly acid soil. (Soil can be improved with the addition of peat and proper fertilizer.) Use as a hedge, in a rock garden, heath/heather garden, as a border planting or as a companion plant with rhododendron, azaleas, and dwarf conifers.
How To Plant
Prepare a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Partially fill the hole with compost or topsoil. Do not plant too deeply. Heath and heathers have shallow root systems. Scoring or lightly scratching the root ball in two or three places often helps plants become established more quickly and can prevent plant loss. Plant 12-30î apart (20-24î is a good average), depending on variety and landscape effect desired.
Care After Planting
Particularly with newly planted heath and heather - never allow them to dry out! This is one of the most common reasons for plant loss. Watering deeply at least once a week during hot weather is a good guideline, but is very important for all new plantings. Sometimes winter protection may be needed in the coldest months. If so, it is helpful to cover the plants with straw, pine boughs or branches from a discarded Christmas tree. Also, remove weeds carefully and be careful with weed killers. Keep mulch away from stem and crown of plants - do not smother!
Pruning
Pruning is not always necessary on a regular schedule, especially with low growing winter blooming varieties. Pruning keeps plants bushy, well shaped and improves flowering. Upright growing summer blooming varieties will become leggy and out of control if not pruned. Pruning should be done after flowering or very early in spring before new growth starts.
Fertilizing
Fertilization is almost always helpful. Light applications of rhododendron type fertilizer in early spring are recommended. Fertilizer should not be applied to the foliage and should be kept two inches from the stem of the plant.
Blooming Times
Heath varieties: Erica hybrida, erica carnea - January to April Erica vagans - July to September Erica tetralix - July to November Heather varieties : Calluna vulgaris - June to November

 

Information courtesy of North American Heather Society
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