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Also known as Calluna vulgaris -- Calluna from the Greek, Kallune, meaning "beautify, sweep clean," and vulgaris from the Latin meaning common. Heather was often used to make brooms, but this flowering shrub is perfect for filling pots. Symbolizing good luck and admiration, heather is thought to have to protective powers, so it's a comforting addition to a home.

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