Wynanda Scotch Heather
Calluna vulgaris 'Wynanda'
|Description||An attractive and hardy evergreen shrub for the rock garden or border. Masses of deep pink-purple buds appear in late summer, holding beautifully through the first frost. Foliage turns deep purple-green in winter for year-round interest. 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 18 to 20 in. tall, 24 to 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|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, instead providing a unique, showy display of upright, densely packed bloom spikes.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Spreading Juniper (Juniperus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Spreading Yew (Taxus); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
|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: 5-7
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