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Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame' (Heather)

Heather 'Wickwar Flame', Ling 'Wickwar Flame', Scottish Heather 'Wickwar Flame', Scots Heather 'Wickwar Flame'


Prized for its four seasons of interest, award-winning Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame' (Heather) is a compact, spreading evergreen shrub forming a dense mound of golden-yellow and orange foliage in summer, changing to coppery-red during the winter months. Profuse mauve-pink flowers are on display in late summer and contrast beautifully with the evergreen foliage. Primarily a foliage plant, this Heather is terrific as a groundcover.

  • Grows up to 15 in. tall (37 cm) and 30 in. wide (70 cm).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • 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 rock gardens and makes an excellent groundcover. Combines well with dwarf conifers and deciduous shrubs.
  • Watch for spider mites, oystershell scale or root rot. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Callunas need annual pruning or they become straggly. Prune in spring before the new growth appears.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
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 Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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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 – 7
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 Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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