Heather of the month August 2014 - ‘Colleen Bawn’

A wild plant discovered at Lettergesh, County Galway, Ireland, and propagated by Susie and Alan Kay. Like all Calluna it requires lime-free acid soil.

 

Blooms from June to September with fragrant, "single" white flowers; anthers tan and style-end pink-tinged; flowering on principal shoots and then on axillary shoots. Foliage fresh green, hairless. Spreading plant; after 3 years to 30cm wide; to 15cm tall

 

Registered no. C.2010:06.
Registered by Susie Kay; 7 September 2010.
Name published in Heathers 8: 71 (2011).


Heather Description

Habit: Spreading plant; after 3 years to 30cm wide; to 15cm tall

The Leaves: Fresh green, hairless

The Flower: Fragrant, "single" white flowers; anthers tan and style-end pink-tinged; flowering on principal shoots and then on axillary shoots

Flowering Period: June to September