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Calluna vulgaris Twin Girls


Heather budbloomer Twin Girls

Long-lasting colour from summer to winter

An unusual attribute makes ‘Bud Bloomer’ heather plants the very best for long-lasting autumn displays. Each stem on every plant is covered in colourful buds, but they never open into flowers, and as such retain their colour much longer than other calluna varieties on the market. ‘Twin Girls’ offers a blend of deep red and striking white buds for contrasting colour in seasonal containers, border displays and rockery schemes. 


 A low maintenance plant and happiest growing in full sun. Perfect for use as ground cover on banks and slopes or in container and border displays. 


 Heathers like acidic well-drained soil so if planting in a container use ericaceous compost - specially formulated for acid loving plants.

Bud Bloomer varieties are bred by Kurt Kramer in Germany and are part of the world-famous Calluna Garden Girls series

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Autumn
Flowering August - October
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. If planting in a bed or border test the soil to establish its pH. If the soil is too alkali it is best to grow your plant in a container. In either case prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig ericaceous compost into the base of the hole, if planting in a container use ericaceous compost to fill the pot. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Informal garden, Cottage garden, Patio container, Gravel garden, Rock garden, Flower border and beds