Stay tuned as we add more South African Cape heaths with time and their hybrids.  These are stunning plants suitable for mild climates or colder with protection.  They should not exposed to much frost.  Some of these plants are rare and hard to find.  Hummingbirds like these.  Bloom times really vary by climate.  Generally, they are hardy to 28 F that we know of and a few to 20F.

The Heather Specialists

Erica from South Africa

Cultivar

Flower Color

Time of
Bloom

Height and Width
in approx. 4 yrs

Foliage

Winter

Foliage

Comments

African Fanfare *

bi color mauve/white

Jan-March

upright 3’ x 2’

medium green

 

spectacular!

Hummingbird Heath™

Erica caffra *

cream round tubular

June-August

bushy 6’

medium green

 

new vigorous

hardy to 20 F

 

Erica canaliculata

pale pink urn bells

Jan-June

6’ x 3’ bushy

medium green

 

can grow to 20’ in California—very long blooming

Erica chamissonis

blue mixed pink

Aug-Oct

bushy 2’

medium green

 

Hairy foliage and stems. Floriferous

Erica cruenta *

curved blood red

Aug-Jan

upright 3-6’

dark green

 

Hummingbird Heath™

Erica curviflora *

yellow tubular

Aug-Dec

upright 4’ x 2’

 

 

Hummingbird Heath™

Erica curviflora *

pale red tubes/yellow lobes

Aug-Dec

upright 4’ x 2’

 

 

Hummingbird Heath™

Erica curvifolia *

orange tubular

July-Aug

upright 24” x 18”

medium green

 

Hummingbird Heath™

Erica formosa

white urn bells

Aug-Dec

upright  24” x  30”

dark green

 

Easy potted plant

Erica glandulosa *

pink tubes

Nov-Mar

upright 36” x 30”

medium green

 

Hummingbird Heath™ -ours blooms all summer

Erica gracilis

white

Sept-Feb

upright 24” x 18”

medium green

 

 

Erica gracilis

purple

Sept-Feb

upright 24” x 18”

medium green

 

 

Erica speciosa *

crimson tubes/gold lobes

Jan-March

web branched to 5’

medium green

 

Hummingbird Heath™

Erica ventricosa *

pink

June-Aug

bushy upright 3’ x 2’

medium green

 

attractive Hummingbird Heath™

Erica verticillata *

mauve-pink

Aug-Oct

upright 3’ x 2’

dark green

 

thought to be extinct in the wild

Hummingbird Heath™

Winter Fire *

crimson

March-May

upright 3’ x 2’

medium green

new growth yellow

Hummingbird Heath™ spectaular