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HEATHER seeds (calluna vulgaris)
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Perfect for pollinators
Heather -calluna vulgarisвЂ“ grows on acid soils such as dry sandy heaths or peaty soils found on open moors. Plants are of great value to insects such as butterflies and bees, and are used for the production of honey. In the wild, Heather is important for the silver-studded blue, as a breeding butterfly, which will lay its eggs on the plant. Heather is an evergreen shrub, with dense blooms of pinkish purple flowers that appear in August and September and there are few finer sights that to see this plant flowering en masse on a warm summers day. Heather looks best growing with other heath land wildflowers such as Gorse. An alternative name for Heather is Ling.
How to grow Heather Seeds
Heather seeds should be sown in autumn, either outside, where they are to flower, or in seed trays. The seeds can take a long time to germinate. Eventually, the seedlings, can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later. Heather requires an acid soil for successful long-term establishment and should be sown in a peaty soil or compost and covered lightly with sand.
RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants
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To buy Heather seeds
To purchase Heather seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. Heather seeds are minute, almost dust like and the number of Heather seeds per gram is approx. 10,000. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.
type – shrub,
colour – Pink, height – 100 to 150cms,
flowering months August, September,
habitat – Very Acidic Soil (Peats, Heaths)
Wildflowers UK, bringing the British Countryside to you. HEATHER seeds (calluna vulgaris) 0 1gm = £1.85 0 10gms = £8.00 Add to basket please use and to select a quantity
Scot’s Heather (Calluna Vulgaris) 1000 seeds
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Heather is a small, evergreen shrub most associated with the open, acidic moorlands of northern Europe. It has dense branches that are slender and erect. These are covered with tiny, scale-like leaves of pale gray-green to dark green. From summer to fall, it produces numerous, small, bell-shaped flowers along its stems. These may be white, red, pink or purple-red depending on the population or cultivar.
Heather must have acid soil that is well drained, while being evenly moist and rich in organic matter. It prefers full to partial sun and is wind tolerant. This colorful shrub is highly attractive to bees and when planted in masses, creates an appealing display of fine, spiky mounds. It may also be used in containers, mixed sunny borders or rock gardens. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)
Genus – Calluna
Species – Vulgaris
Common name – Scot’s Heather
Pre-Treatment – Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones – 5 – 8
Height – 4″-24″ / 10.2cm – 61.0cm
Spread – 24″-32″ / 61.0cm – 81.3cm
Plant type – Small shrub / flower
Vegetation type – Evergreen
Exposure – Full Sun
Growth rate – Medium
Soil PH – Acidic
Soil type – Loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements – Average Water
Landscape uses – Container, Cutflower, Edging, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Germination rate – 86%
Bloom season – Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Leaf / Flower color – Gray-green / Pink, purple, red
Heather is a small, evergreen shrub most associated with the open, acidic moorlands of northern Europe.