Colluna vulgaris

Colluna vulgaris

  • Colluna vulgaris
  • Colluna vulgaris
  • Colluna vulgaris
  • Colluna vulgaris
  • Flower name
    Colluna vulgaris
  • Scientific name
    Colluna vulgaris
  • AliasColluna vulgaris, カルナ・ウルガリス, ギョリュウモドキ, 御柳擬き, Heather
  • Place of originhorticultural species, northern Europe and Asia Minor
  • Place of floweringGarden, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, November, December
  • Language of flowersHappy love

What is Colluna vulgaris

Colluna vulgaris, Scotch Heather, Heather (scientific name: Colluna vulgaris) is a cold-hardy evergreen deciduous shrub native to northern Europe and Asia Minor, belonging to the genus Colluna in the azalea family Ericaceae. There are many garden varieties available. This species alone makes up one genus. It is characterized by its unique scaly leaves. It produces many bell-shaped, pink, rice-grain sized flowers on its inflorescence. What looks like a flower is not a flower but a bract, and the petals are short and wrapped and invisible. There are summer and winter flowering varieties, as well as leaf and flowering varieties.
This is similar to Erica darleyensis (scientific name: Erica × darleyensis) , but is a different genus. It can be distinguished from Erica by the different leaf shape and the flowers being longer than the sepals.

Common name: Colluna vulgaris, scientific name: Colluna vulgaris, also known as Scotch Heather, Heather, origin: horticultural species, native to northern Europe and Asia Minor, life form: cold-tolerant evergreen deciduous shrub, tree height: 20-60 cm, inflorescence: cross-paired, inflorescence form: raceme, flower color (actually bract color): peach, pale red, white, flowering season: November-June (almost anniversary) Flowering season: November-June (almost anniversary); uses: garden, potted, ornamental, herbal tea, orange dye, broom, nectar plant.


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Ericaceae
  • Genus
    Calluna
  • Species
    C. vulgaris
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Other
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecold-hardy evergreen deciduous shrub
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.3 cm

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