May - June
Common names: Heather, Common Heather, Ling
Genus Name: Calluna
Family Name: Ericaceae
Place of Origin: Europe and the Mediterranean region
How long do they last? 7-14 days
Heather is an evergreen shrub with over 1,000 cultivars. Commonly used in gardens, heather is also used by florists in ‘wild’ type bouquets.
Did you know?
Heather used to be despised until the 19th century, being associated with the most rugged rural poverty. Their growth in popularity may be paralleled with the vogue for alpine plants.