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Erica versicolour

Erica versicolour

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Erica versicolour Overview

An attractive sturdy long-lived shrub that can grow up to 3 m and is a popular and attractive erica for gardening. It has large tubular sticky flowers varying in colour. Usually dark red with yellow to green tips, with variations of paler pink. This is a strong grower, suitable for difficult gardens.

Common problems with Erica versicolour

Cape Heath is generally not bothered by pests and diseases.

    How to harvest Erica versicolour

    Flowers can be harvested and make lovely cut flowers.

    How to propagate Erica versicolour


    Sow seeds shallowly, 1.5 times the size of the seed, in Autumn. Germination takes 3-4 weeks. Keep moist.

    Special features of Erica versicolour

    Attracts birds

    The lovely flowers attract sunbirds.

    Drought resistant

    This water-wise plant does not require a lot of water but flourishes when watered regularly.

    Pot plant

    Heather can be grown in a container but should never be allowed to dry out in between waterings.

    Attractive flowers

    Red with yellow or green tips, with light pink varieties.

    Other uses of Erica versicolour

    A popular and attractive Erica for gardening.