A low, heather-like shrub from 4-16 in. tall, pink mountainheath forms wide mats. The dense, evergreen foliage is dark-green and needle-like. Bell-shaped, pinkish-lavender, pendent flowers occur in clusters at the tips of the branches.
Brewers Mountain Heather (P. breweri), from the California mountains, has pink flowers and stamens longer than the corolla. Cream Mountain Heather (P. glanduliflora), growing in the mountains from Oregon and Wyoming northward, has glandular hairs on a yellowish or greenish-white corolla.
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Alternatives to non-native heather (Calluna vulgaris)
April 27, 2007
I live in Vernon, BC, Canada. I plan to put a heather plant in my garden, but my space is limited. I know that it will grow approx. 2 ft. high and that it likes well drained and acidic soil, but how...
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