Calluna 'Flamingo'

Calluna 'Flamingo'

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Color-soaked groundcover for sunny landscapes
SKU 26132
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4-inch Pot
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Key Characteristics

4 - 9

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

20 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Calluna 'Flamingo'

Treat your spring garden to an injection of lively red with this charming Scotch Heather! Flamingo greets the new growing season with tiny leaves of brilliant crimson on dark stems, then turns green until its summer blooms erupt in soft lavender-pink!

Compact and very easy to grow in any sunny, dryish soil, Flamingo earns its name with that startling burst of spring color, which lasts for weeks and is inevitably the focal point of any garden (step aside, Forsythia!). Just a foot high, this shrub spreads nearly two feet wide, making it a nice choice for groundcover as well as the front of the sunny border or foundation.

The foliage turns green in mid- to late spring and remains that way through winter, but the flowers erupt in summer and stay colorful for weeks. Cut the stems and enjoy the blooms indoors, if you like, or dry them as everlastings. Beautiful and wild!

Flamingo is easy to grow in soil on the dryish side, and once established in your garden, will tolerate periods of drought. It doesn't mind punishing sun. Make Flamingo the star of your landscape!

Product Details

Item Form 4-inch Pot
Genus Calluna
Species vulgaris
Variety 'Flamingo'
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green, Red
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended, Spring Foliage Changes
Uses Beds, Border, Everlastings, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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