Ligonberries are similar to Cranberries and Blueberries in many ways: each plant is easy to grow in the home landscape, they all love acidic soils and all thrive in containers. Ligonberries are quite different in form, appearance and method of growth as they slowly spread by underground rhizomes and form a low growing, evergreen groundcover. ‘REgal’, like all Lingonberries, blooms twice, unlike its relatives, once in May and then again in July as small pinkish flowers in clusters at the tips of 1-year-old wood. The May bloom produces fruit that ripens in July while the second crop in October, is generally larger and higher quality because of ripening at a cooler time of year. Its deep red fruit is slightly smaller than a Cranberry and can be used in sauces, syrups, jellies, pie fillings tart drinks and even wines or liqueur. ‘Regal’, one of the largest berried and most reliable of Lingonberries and will thrive in half to full day sun.