X Phylliopsis hillieri ‘Sugar Plum’

ERICACEAE, The Heath family

There are all sorts of fall blooming heaths, heathers, callunas and this thing adding color to the displays at the nursery. This low shrub has the standard dainty, needle-like leaves of a heather, but unusually large pink, bell-shaped flowers. Apparently it is a cross of two North American natives, Phyllodoce caerulea x Kalmiopsis leachiana. Grows 2 feet tall and wide. Hardy in zones 5 to 8, it’s best grown in partial sun in evenly moist, well-drained soil.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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