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Flowering Evergreen – Heather

One of the most recognizable flower symbols associated with Scotland is Heather.  This lovely flowering evergreen is a great addition to any flower arrangement.  The tiny flowers are generally available in purple, but also can range in color from white to pink and all the way to red.

Heather is basically a shrub that is made of up of stems covered with tiny leaves.  The flower spikes range from 6 to 10 inches tall.  Heather blooms starting in late July through November.

Heather is said bring good luck.  And Queen Victoria is credited with the introduction of carrying white heather in wedding bouquets for good luck.

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