Calluna vulgaris 'Starlight Trio' 15 - 25 cm / 11 cm


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Why We Love It

'Beauty Ladies' brings a rainbow of colour to gardens in late summer.

This heather rewards you with upright stems decorated with masses of tiny flowers in hues of gold, red and purple. 

Planting Calendar

Plant in March, April, May.

Planting and Care

Spacing is particularly important when planting heather. The plants need to be far enough apart to allow good air circulation, but close enough that they can eventually join up to provide complete ground coverage. Five plants per square metre is about right. Heathers are pretty drought tolerant once they're established but they will need moist (but not waterlogged) soil to bed in.

Into the Ground

To plant your heather you'll need a spade, fork and a watering can or hosepipe.

  1. Loosen the soil with your fork.
  2. Dig a hole twice as wide as the rootball for each plant.
  3. Remove the heather from its container and tease out the roots.
  4. Plant your heather deeply into the hole, with the lower foliage on the surface of the soil.
  5. Water well.
  6. Mulch around the base of the plants to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

Into a Pot

The most important consideration for your potted 'Darley Dale' is the drainage. Raising your container on feet and a 3-5 cm layer of grit at the bottom of the pot will help water drain away.

  1. Almost fill your container with a potting mix, ideally ericaceous compost.
  2. Make a hole twice the size of your plant's rootball.
  3. Plant your heather deeply into the hole, with its lower foliage resting on the soil surface.
  4. Water well.

Product Specifications

FeaturesHardy, Wildlife friendly
Current Height15 - 25 cm
Eventual Height50 cm
Eventual Spread50 cm
LocationBorder or bed, Terrace or balcony
Planting timeSpring
Effort LevelLooks after itself
Botanic NameCalluna vulgaris 'Starlight Trio'
Flower ColourRed
Secondary Flower ColourYellow
Indoor / OutdoorOutdoor
Pot Diameter11 cm
Height18 cm
Code: SPRTL106564


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