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  • Eventual height: 0.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.35m

Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Beauty' (PBR)

Scots heather

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £6.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Upright spikes of semi-double flowers appear from August to October at the tips of the leafy branches of this beautiful Scots heather. Initially a rich cerise-red, the flowers turn a beautiful shade of ruby-red, which is accentuated by the dark green foliage. Compact and easy to grow, it's an ideal ground cover for sunny areas, where it will provide a long season of interest. An AGM recipient - and deservedly so!

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of composted pine needles or leaf-mould into the planting hole. In March or April cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5cm (1in) of the old growth.
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