Heather (Calluna vulgaris), packet of 100 seeds, organic

$3.95

Family:  Heath (Ericaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

Woody perennial subshrub native to the British Isles, brightly flowering to 2 feet tall.  A very classy herbal landscape plant, easy to maintain, fire and browse resistant, drought tolerant once established, and long-lived.  Traditional usage: urinary tract infection and gravel.  Source of arbutin.  Yellow dye plant.  Heather prefers full sun and acidic soils.  Give peat moss.  Surface sow seed in fall, midwinter or early spring, press in hard and keep cool and moist until germination, then work up seedlings in pots.  Good container plant, excellent in raised beds, works well for sculpturing the landscape around paths to doorways and gates–low and spreading, trimmable, flowers long-lasting and showy.

100 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    navync

    Would I be able to direct sow these seeds?
    Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello navync, thanks for writing! This is one of the smallest ever seeds and would get lost out there in the big world if direct seeded. One of the ways you can determine if direct-seeding will work well is if the plant is an easy self-seeder, which heather isn’t. You’ll have better luck emptying the packet onto the surface of soil in a gallon pot and keeping outdoors through the winter. When the seedlings emerge in the spring, you will then know what they are. richo

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    Becki Morrison

    I need 50 packets for a memorial, what do they look like? Thanks for your help!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Becki,
      Seeds are a fitting memorial. I think that’s fine, we have them, we can send them to you, shipping would be free.
      Richo

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    kathleen m. russell

    Hi! i thought it was heather, a tiny blue-lavender ground flower, each plant a little skinny stem with a flower or 2 or 3 tiny flowers. it volunteered in a sunny place, but a friend weeded it all out. from a distance, by itself, it looked like a soft glow of color

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      Yes, there are several low-growing spring weeds with little blue flowers like this. they are very nice, and I always am happy to see them come in, they do no harm. Heather is woody.

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    • Jennifer Pal

      Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum and Ledum palustre), also called Hudson’s Bay or Indian tea, shrubs of the heath family (Ericaceae). This one is for a mosquito repellant, is it the same what you are selling? Hudson bay tea or Indian Tea or Labradore tea

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi jennifer, thanks for writing. i have played around with labrador tea before, so i know what you’re talking about. but it isn’t this. heather likes a similar environment, though. richo

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    • tutekltd

      Hello Richo, I have no question- but I find it relaxing to read your responses here 🙂 -Michael in Brooklyn

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      Richo Cech

      hi michael, nice of you to write. when we’re all on the same side, then we can truly relax. richo

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  4. Question

    Ken Doman

    What color will these seeds produce? What will the shipping cost be for Hickory Hills, Il 60457?

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      Hi Ken, Fall and winter-flowering, our heather blooms red and purple. Shipping is $2.90 unless you purchase $10.00 worth of packets at which point shipping is free. Richo

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  5. Question

    Vicki

    what time of year does this particular variety bloom? I am looking for winter blooming heath/heather.

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