CALLUNA vulgaris 'Allegro'
Plant Common Name
Allegro Heather, Heather, Scotch Heather
The heather cultivar ‘Allegro’ is a colorful, low-growing, evergreen shrub that forms a compact mound. Its tiny, scale-like leaves are dark green, and its dense branches shoot out from the plant creating an overall spiky appearance. From summer to fall, it produces numerous small, ruby-red, bell-shaped flowers along its stems.
Heather must have acid soil that is well drained, evenly moist and rich in organic matter. It prefers full to partial sun and is wind tolerant. This pretty shrub is highly attractive to bees and when planted in masses, creates an appealing display of fine, spiky mounds. It may also be used in containers, mixed sunny borders or rock gardens.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 5
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 8
A1, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
0"-20" / 0.0cm - 50.8cm
0"-24" / 0.0cm - 61.0cm
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Europe, Morocco, Western Asia
Container, Cutflower, Edging, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Sharp or Has Thorns