Valentina Scotch Heather
Calluna vulgaris 'Valentina'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||ka-LOO-na vul-GAIR-iss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer to Fall|
|Design Ideas||Perfect in 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, but rather providing a unique, showy display of upright, densely packed bloom spikes.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Spreading Juniper (Juniperus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Spreading Yew (Taxus); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
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