Calluna vulgaris 'Sirsson'


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (113430)

Plant details

Calluna vulgaris is the native heather or ling of heaths and moorlands, and it has fathered many lovely varieties for massing in gardens as ground cover and evergreen shrubs. They are generally summer or autumn flowering, and need acid soils and sunny sites for the best colour. 'Sirsson' has bright golden foliage all season, richer, almost apricot in winter. To keep plants compact their dead flowers need shearing off, after flowering or in early spring to avoid removing too much decorative foliage.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Calluna

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Sirsson

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

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