- Flower nameColluna vulgaris
- Scientific nameColluna vulgaris
- AliasColluna vulgaris, カルナ・ウルガリス, ギョリュウモドキ, 御柳擬き, Heather, Scotch Heather, ヘザー
- 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, or 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.