Erica verticillata

Common Name:
South African heather
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3-4 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Deep pink
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 25-30 degrees F.
Dark green soft needle leaves are densely held on erect stems; full clusters of tubular pinkish purple flowers are displayed along the stems from late summer through fall. South African ericas do best with well-drained, acid soil and moderate watering.