10% OFF & FREE SHIPPING OVER $199! CODE: SPRING10 ENDS TODAY!
Thumbnail 0
Thumbnail 1
Thumbnail 2
Thumbnail 3
Thumbnail 4
Preview 0
Zones 5-8
product image
Zones 5-8

Firefly Scotch Heather

Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly'

View more from Groundcover Plants

Firefly Scotch Heather

Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly'

34697 reviews
This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Related Products
Green Mound Juniper
Green Mound Juniper
$79.50
Vinca Minor Bowles PeriwinkleUp to 15%
Vinca Minor Bowles Periwinkle
$29.50
Broadmoor Juniper
Broadmoor Juniper
$34.50 - $109.50

30 day - ARRIVE AND THRIVE™ guaranteeLearn more

truck
Free shipping on orders over $199
truck
Free shipping on orders over $199
Special Features
Zone Map
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Fall Color

Botanical Name

Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly'

Outdoor Growing zone

5-8

Mature Height

Mature Width

1-2

Sun needs

Full Sun

DOES NOT SHIP TO

AK, CA, HI, PR

Firefly Scotch Heather forms a low mound of upright stems, reaching about 18 inches tall and 2 feet or more across. The tiny leaves all along the stems begin yellow in spring, turning chartreuse with apricot and salmon overtones in summer. In fall it turns terracotta, finally becoming fiery brick-red for the winter months. In late summer and into fall it produces lilac-pink flowers that attract bees and butterflies, making this plant an incredible color-addition to your garden. It is perfect for poor, sandy and acidic soils, making an excellent groundcover, or for growing on slopes, retaining walls, among rocks and even in planters.

  • A magnificent groundcover for foliage color
  • Yellow flushed with apricot and salmon from spring to late summer
  • Terracotta turning fierce brick-red in fall and through winter
  • Lilac-pink flowers in late summer and into fall
  • Ideal for poor, acidic and sandy soils

Plant your Firefly Scotch Heather in full sun to enjoy the strongest foliage colors, but it will also grow in a little partial shade. It grows in poor sandy soils, but only in acidic soil, so don’t plant in alkaline ground. If you don’t have suitable soil it is a great container plant. Once established it tolerates drought and takes salt-spray too. Deer, pests, and diseases normally leave this tough and reliable plant alone. A simple trim in early spring is all the annual care it needs.

About