A hybrid, Calluna Mrs Ronald Gray is summer flowering and has a prostrate growth habit.
Deep green foliage with standout purple to pink flowers make this a great ground cover or edging plant.
It works well in rock gardens and is also suited to growing in troughs. In a crevice garden it flow down an a line to create a waterfall look . Grow it along the top of a retaining wall and let it flow over the edge.
Although the flowers are small, you can use them as cut flowers, very effective in a small vase.
How to Grow Calluna Mrs Ronald Gray
Best in full sun, however protection from hot afternoon sun is recommended. This is plant that will reach around 2 – 4 inches (5 – 10 cm) in height , it is evergreen and prefers a slightly acidic soil.
- Watering every second week during dry periods may be required depending on soil and climate zone.
- Growth rate is moderate, so if you are looking at covering an area, choose 3 – 5 plants and place them at around 38cm (15 inches) apart.
- Fertilise with a general purpose organic fertiliser in spring.
- A little mulch around the plant will help maintain moisture