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verticillata

Erica verticillata

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

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

DESCRIPTION

An exquisite species that is extinct in the wild, this selection produces masses of mauve tubular flowers from late summer and into autumn.

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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