Saturday, September 23, 2006
Calluna vulgaris 'Robert Chapman' is the only Culluna I have in the garden. I choose it not only for it low maintenance-ease of care but for its beautiful fall and winter colour. In spring and summer the foliage is chartreuse then when the weather cools the foliage turns orange and continues to change to a rusty red. Cullana vulgaris is the only true Heather. Erica's are actually Heathes. I've located my Cullana's next to Nepeta (shown in the back ground of photo) and Lamb's Ear (STACHYS Byzantina). All take full sun and infrequent summer watering ounce established. Some other trivial information---Calluna comes from the Greek word meaning broom which years back they used Cullunas for sweeping and vugaris means common.