Gardengirls® Anette Scotch Heather
Calluna vulgaris 'Anette'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ka-LOO-na vul-GAIR-iss|
|Lore||Heathers grow wild in much of Britain and northern Europe the same way sagebrush covers the American west. Heathers were always cheap and available plant material. The plants were used to create small household brooms and dusters. They were also used to pack crates of whiskey and other breakables for shipping, and so were spread around early on and found their way to North America along with traditional brooms.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 15 in. high, spreading to 2 ft.|
|Design Ideas||Heathers are not too particular about fertility but demand absolute drainage. This has made them a favorite of alpine rock gardeners where elevated positions on outcroppings or banks ensures water flows through quickly. An ideal candidate for top of retaining walls and in raised planters provided soil backfill is granular. Exploit the acidic soils around the edges of conifer groves. Blends nicely with grasses for wild gardens, particularly in coastal conditions. Does well in porous troughs and well drained unglazed ceramic pots.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
Provide average to lean, evenly moist, loose, well-drained soil; avoid hot humidity and heavy or poorly drained soils. Shelter from intense afternoon sun exposures in hot summer regions. In harsh winter areas, plant in a sheltered location and mulch root zone to protect. Prune as needed to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 7