Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker -
Heather Flower Fairy
"Ho, Heather, ho! From south
Spread now your royal purple forth!
Ho, jolly one! From east to west,
The moorland waiteth to be dressed."
I come, I come! With footsteps sure
I run to clothe the waiting moor;
From heath to heath I leap and stride
To fling my bounty far and wide.
Heather (Calluna vulgaris)
Scotch Heather/Ling Heather, is an evergreen branching shrub. Heather
flowers bloom in late summer. Wild species of Heather flowers are
usually in purple or mauve shades.The flower's variuos cultivars come in
colors ranging from white, through pink, a wide range of purples, and
reds. Different varieties of Heather Flowers bloom from late July to
November in the northern hemisphere. The flowers may turn brown but
still remain on the plants over winter, and this can lead to interesting
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