Lingonberry Vaccinium Vitis-idaea is an evergreen perennial shrub native to Arctic tundra. Lingonberry seeds can be started indoors or outdoors, and they germinate slowly and irregularly, so germination can take up to 6-12 weeks. In different regions of the world this plant is commonly called Mountain Cranberry, Cowberry, Foxberry, Quailberry, Beaverberry, Red Whortleberry, Tyttebær, Bearberry, Lowbush Cranberry, Cougarberry, Mountain Bilberry, Partridgeberry, Redberry, and more. Lingonberry has creeping, spreading shoots and grows low to the ground forming low, dense mat of glossy, leathery bright green small leaves and blooming with clusters of white to pinkish, bell-shaped flowers that attract bees and butterflies. bears the edible, round, glossy, 5 to 12 millimeters in diameter, red fruits.
Lingonberry is often grown as an ornamental ground cover.
Height: 6 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Moist well-drained, pH 4.5-5
USDA Zones: 2-7
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (8-14 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8-1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 6-12 Weeks