Vivid deep reddish purple flowers, May-June, on dark green foliage.  Bushy upright habit 18" x 22" wide.  Very floriferous.  It is native to  Spain.  The flowers have conspicuous dark brown exserted anthers.  Rare plant.  Just a few in stock to sell.  Hardy to Zone 8.  We can grow this in the Pacific Northwest outside.  Needs well drained soil and can tolerate a neutral to alkaline soil.  Rare plants.

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Erica umbellata

Cultivar

Flower Color

Time of
Bloom

Height and Width
in approx. 4 yrs

Foliage

Spring/Winter

Comments

Erica umbellata *

deep mauve

Apr-June

18” x 22”

bright green

 

rare plants

David Small

deep

reddish

purple

May-June

18” x 22”

dark green

 

beautiful color when nothing else in bloom