Sandy Scotch Heather

Calluna vulgaris 'Sandy'

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The masses of white flower buds never open thereby remaining colorful from August until hard frost! Superb for alpine, rock or trough gardens. Plant in window boxes, mixed borders or create a mass planting. Great for holiday gifts. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationka-LOO-na vul-GAIR-iss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growth to 15 in. high, spreading to 2 ft.
Bloom TimeLate Summer through Fall
Design IdeasHeathers 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseRock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater 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

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