Ling (Calluna vulgaris 'Sister Anne')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Ling
Give a thumbs up Scotch Heather
Give a thumbs up Scots Heather

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: Dwarf evergreen to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Scale like leaves range from deepest green to silver, gold and bronze, with some changing color after a frost.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Shell pink urn shaped blooms.
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Fermented
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: (PPAF) = Propagation of this plant prohibited without a license.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bumblebees
Bees
Wind
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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