Merlyn Scotch Heather
Calluna vulgaris 'Merlyn'
|Description||An attractive and hardy evergreen shrub for the rock garden or border. Masses of luminous, vibrant pink buds offer a showy late season display, lasting well through first frost. The deep green foliage lends a fine, delicate texture to the landscape. Wonderful in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Evergreen.|
|Watering||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Blooms||Late Summer to Fall|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||Perfect to accent borders and rock gardens or massed, this evergreen shrub is a great choice to accompany rhododendrons and acid-loving plants. Planted as a ground cover, the plants will slowly form a dense mat that defeats most weeds and provides year round beauty. Highly desirable for their interesting texture and long lasting display, "bud-blooming" heathers such as this are known for flower buds that swell and color up, but unlike traditional Erica or Calluna varieties, never open to reveal the flower, instead providing a unique, showy display of upright, densely packed bloom spikes.|
|Companion Plants||Spreading Juniper (Juniperus); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Spreading Yew (Taxus); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Carpet Rose (Rosa)|
|Care||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: 4-7
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.