Sandy Scotch Heather
Calluna vulgaris 'Sandy'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ka-LOO-na vul-GAIR-iss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 15 in. high, spreading to 2 ft.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer through Fall|
|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|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Fall Flowering|
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