Dark mauve tubular flowers from August-October, on dark green foliage. Can bloom at other times too. Flowers are about 1/2 to 3/4 long arranged in stepped whorls around the stems. Erect habit about 3' x 2' wide. It is a Cape Heath from South Africa now thought to be extinct in the wild. It originally grew in damp sandy soil. Probably only hardy to 20 degrees F. We grow them successfully in the greenhouses here in Western Washington with no heat. In the odd very cold spell, we take them into a more protected facility. Needs an acid soil mix.

The Heather Specialists

Erica from South Africa