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Erica cruenta

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: Dec - Feb
SPECIAL FEATURES: Attracts Birds / Feeds Honeybees
SIZE: 100cm (height) x 100cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 0.5m - 1m

DESCRIPTION

Dark red tubular flowers adorn these plants during autumn, winter and spring. Plant in the garden or in a pot. 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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