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cerinthoides

Erica cerinthoides

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: All Year
SPECIAL FEATURES: Attracts Birds / Feeds Honeybees
SIZE: 50cm (height) x 50cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 0m - 0.5m

DESCRIPTION

A wonderwork of nature, this exquisite species bears clusters of vibrant red flowers for many months. An absolute gem for any garden! Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.

USES

Container Gardening

CONDITIONS

Moderate frost tolerance once established

SOIL TYPE

Sandy / Rocky Soil

CARE

Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use a natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. In pots, water daily.

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