Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull

For description see genus.

More than 1000 cultivars have been recorded, all varying in habit and growth rate as well as leaf and flower colour; about 30 cultivars are readily available in Australia. Many may be used as dried flowers. and a selection is presented under the culyivar tab.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Ericaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Calluna vulgaris 'Alba'

Erect. Foliage pale green, flowers white.

An old cultivar.

Calluna vulgaris 'Aurea'

Foliage golden, darkening in winter, flowers pale purplish pink.

Raised before 1835.

Calluna vulgaris 'Cuprea'

Erect. Foliage bronze-yellow, darkening in winter, flowers pale purple.

Raised before 1873.

Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'

Habit narrow. Foliage dense, flowers bight purplish red.

Introduced by Ness Gardens by 1966.

Calluna vulgaris 'Foxii Nana'

Habit compact, rounded. Foliage dark green, bronzing in winter, flowers few, purple.

Introduced 1937.

Calluna vulgaris 'Gold Haze'

Erect. Foliage yellow, flowers white.

Raised by J.W. Sparkes before 1961.

Calluna vulgaris 'Golden Carpet'

Prostrate, low. Foliage golden, flowers pale purplish pink.

Introduced by J.F. Letts by 1966.

Calluna vulgaris 'H. E. Beale'

Habit broad and erect. Flowers double, silvery lilac-pink in dense, long clusters.

Introduced by Maxwell and Beale about 1926.

Calluna vulgaris 'Hirsuta Compacta'

Introduced by W.E. Ingwersern Ltd after being found by Anne Mosely c. 1929 the Lizard, Cornwall, UK. ['Sister Anne']

Calluna vulgaris 'J.H. Hamilton'

Low and spreading. Foliage dark green, flowers salmon pink, double.

Introduced by Maxwell and Beale before 1932.

Calluna vulgaris 'Mrs Ronald Gray'

Low, prostrate. Foliage bright green, flowers purple in horizontal clusters.

Introduced by Maxwell and Beale, 1933.

Calluna vulgaris 'Multicolor'

Growth broad and spreading to erect. Foliage bronzish to yellow-green, flowers pale purple.

Introduced in USA before 1938.

Calluna vulgaris 'Peter Sparkes'

A sport of 'h.e. Beale' with purer pink and slightly darker flowers.

Introduced by J. W. Sparkes, 1955.

Calluna vulgaris 'Prostrate Orange'

Foliage pale yellow green, reddish in winter, flowers pink.

Raised and introduced by J.W. Sparkes.

Calluna vulgaris 'Radnor'

Habit low and broad. Flowers pale pink, double.

Introduced by Appleby c. 1954.

Calluna vulgaris 'Robert Chapman'

Growth broad and erect. Foliage bronzish yellow to orange, flowers purplish pink.

Introduced by J.W. Sparkes c. 1960.

Calluna vulgaris 'Rosalind'

Foliage golden. Flowers purplish.

Calluna vulgaris 'Serlei Aurea'

Growth dense, erect. Foliage yellow-green, flowers white.

A sport of 'Serlei' introduced c. 1937.

Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Knight'

Foliage woolly, silver. Flowers pinkish mauve.

Raised and introduced by J.W. Sparkes.

Calluna vulgaris 'Sunset'

Habit broad and spreading. Foliage bronze-yellow, flowers purplish pink.

Introduced by J.W. Sparkes by 1963.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Ericaceae
genus        Calluna Salisb.