- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 16 - 20 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 6
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Michelle Heather has long-lasting pink flowers that never seem to fade. The upright growth habit of the branches gives Michelle a compact shape that requires little shaping or pruning. Calluna vulgaris ‘Michelle’ will add long-lasting color to a rock garden or mixed seasonal container planting. The fine evergreen foliage is hardy in USDA zones 5-8, although not suited to hot and humid climates of the deep south.
Scotch Heather makes for a durable groundcover that is drought tolerant and dense growing. Pests and diseases are minimal for Michelle. Deer rarely browse on this woody perennial, although beneficial insects are drawn to the late-season flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies are also attracted to the rich nectar that Scotch Heather produces.
Michelle Scotch Heather Care
Heather prefers acidic soil of 6.0 or lower. Heavy clay soil will need amending to provide adequate drainage for the shallow root systems. Water newly planted Heather well the first season, using ½ -1 inch of water a week to help the roots establish. Heather will thrive in full sun but grows well in part shade, where the foliage may remain a lighter green. Fertilize plants in the late summer before flower buds form. Use a granular, slow-release formulation for acid-loving perennials and shrubs.
Shape the shrubs just after the flowers finish blooming in late winter. Michelle Scotch Heather has a natural mounding shape that is easy to maintain by lightly shearing back green growth, staying away from any woody stems. Keep newly planted heather well weeded for the first 2-3 years until the plants grow large enough to shade out and suppress weeds. Michelle Heather will grow well in a container or as part of a larger seasonal planter mix. Ensure that the container you are using has excellent drainage and that the potting mix is formulated for acid-loving plants.
Michelle Scotch Heather Spacing
Michelle is a smaller-growing Calluna vulgaris. The mature height is 16-20 inches with a spread of 12-18 inches. Space plants 12 inches apart on center when planting in groups. Use at least an 8-inch diameter pot when container growing.
Michelle Scotch Heather Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 6|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 16 - 20 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Late Summer And Fall|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Containers, Edging|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Michelle Scotch Heather|
|Scientific Name: Calluna Beauty Ladies 'Michelle'|
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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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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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.