- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 21 Inches
- Mature Spread 21 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
A bit down? Eager to find bluer skies? Well, a Scot might tell you to start searching for better fortune in a local meadow of plush, woody-smelling, amethyst heather, believed to be a symbol of good luck. How would you find a bit of this perennial ornamental plant if you weren’t sauntering in the Scottish isles? Simple. Order Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather, otherwise known as Calluna vulgaris Beauty Ladies® 'Siska', Scots Heather, Common Heather, and Ling. This gorgeous scotch heather hybrid is almost indistinguishable from its Scottish cousins. It reaches a maximum height and spread of about 2 feet and provides waves of floral color in shades of magenta and plum from late summer to late fall along with complimentary evergreen foliage. This perennial ornamental will make you feel as if good luck has come your way all year.
Deer resistant, Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather’s evergreen foliage poses minimal problems. Once this flowering shrub becomes established, it also becomes drought tolerant. Low maintenance and growing upright, this perennial is perfect for any new gardener who has minimal free time to spare. Compact, this low-growing European original is ideally used as ground cover. Also a pollinator’s favorite, Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather’s will delight hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees alike.
Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather Care
Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather thrives in full sun. While this woody ornamental can withstand poor soils, it prefers moist, acidic soil that drains well. The soil’s pH should fall somewhere in between 5.1 to 6.5. This salt-tolerant evergreen requires about an inch of water per week. To prevent fungal disease such as root rot, however, do a moisture check prior to watering. This low-maintenance plant requires minimal feeding; amend the soil during its initial planting and the plant will do the rest.
While this low-maintenance shrub does not require frequent pruning, Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather does require shearing once per year in February or March. Shearing is done to remove faded blooms and leafless stems, improving the appearance of the plant.
Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather Spacing
This showy ornamental shrub can be grown in rock gardens, borders, or containers. When mass planting, space these evergreens at least two feet apart. If planting in a container, however, choose a pot with a diameter of at least a foot and a half.
Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 18 - 21 Inches
|Mature Spread: 21 - 24 Inches
|Spacing: 21 - 24 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Bloom Period: Late Summer To Fall
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Beauty Ladies® Siska Scotch Heather
|Scientific Name: Calluna Beauty Ladies 'Siska'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.