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
The lovely flowers attract sunbirds.
This water-wise plant does not require a lot of water but flourishes when watered regularly.
Heather can be grown in a container but should never be allowed to dry out in between waterings.
Red with yellow or green tips, with light pink varieties.
Other uses of Erica versicolour
A popular and attractive Erica for gardening.