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Calluna vulgaris 'Aphrodite' (Heather)

Heather 'Aphrodite', Ling 'Aphrodite', Scottish Heather 'Aphrodite', Scots Heather 'Aphrodite', Garden Girls Series


Calluna vulgaris 'Aphrodite' is a "bud-blooming" heather of upright bushy habit, producing long-lasting, bright red buds that do not open fully from late summer to frost (September-November). They contrast nicely with the dark green, evergreen foliage.

  • Grows up to 10-12 in. tall (25-30 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in sandy or gravelly, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Part shade is welcomed in hot summer areas. Moist and cool climates are preferred. Do not let the soil dry out! Protect your plants from strong winds. Mulch with peat moss.
  • Easy to grow, this plant is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, banks and slopes, city or cottage gardens, and makes an excellent groundcover. Combines well with dwarf conifers and deciduous shrubs.
  • Watch for spider mites, oystershell scale or root rot.
  • Callunas need annual pruning or they become straggly. Prune in spring before the new growth appears.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 1A, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Calluna - Heathers, Erica and Calluna
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 20" (45cm – 50cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 1A, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Calluna - Heathers, Erica and Calluna
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 20" (45cm – 50cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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