Bud Blooming Heather
The Garden Girls series of bud blooming heathers make a colourful display in pots, containers and window boxes during autumn and winter.
Bud blooming heathers, are hardy bushy plants that develop masses of brilliantly-coloured buds along their branches, bringing much needed interest to the garden between autumn and winter. Callunas prefer an acid soil, but if you don't have acid soil they'll grow very well in a container with ericaceous compost. Happy to grow in most gardens, this fabulous, low-maintenance plant is fairly fool-proof and will provide a reliable and colourful display in any sunny location. Its compact size makes Calluna Bud Bloomers Red a perfect choice for growing in containers, but it will also look terrific growing over a retaining wall, mixed border, rocky or sloped garden. Flowering during the coldest months, this variety brings colour to the garden just when it's needed most, combining really well with winter-flowering bulbs and shrubs as well as providing late-season nectar for bees.
Bring your winter pots and borders to life with this resilient, colourful and easy to grow, compact hardy shrub.
Plant Type: Heather
Hardiness: H7 Very Hardy. Minimum temperature < -20.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 50cm x W 50cm (Mature age: 5 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Soil Type: Acid, Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Informal Garden, Cottage Garden, Containers, Gravel & Drought Resistant Garden, Flower Beds & Borders, Rock Garden, Low Maintenance Garden
Season of Interest: Autumn, Winter
Flowering (from - to): November - January
These Calluna vulgaris heathers are very hardy and ideal for a sunny spot in the garden. They'll tolerate both sheltered and enclosed sites as well as exposed, dry gardens.
This compact variety prefers free-draining acid soil and is perfect for a patio pot or window box. If you don't have acid soil, this plant will be perfectly happy in a container with ericaceous compost. Calluna will also grow well at the front of a border or over a rocky, retaining wall. If planting in pots, use a good quality soil-based compost.
Heathers like dry conditions, but it's important to water them regularly to begin with to help them to settle their roots.
Trim back lightly after flowering.