Also known as
Tweekleurige Heide (Afr.)
This plant has no fragrance
Cape Heath 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 Cape Heath
Cape Heath is generally not bothered by pests and diseases.
How to harvest Cape Heath
Flowers can be harvested and make lovely cut flowers.
How to propagate Cape Heath
Sow seeds shallowly, 1.5 times the size of the seed, in Autumn. Germination takes 3-4 weeks. Keep moist.
Special features of Cape Heath
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 Cape Heath
A popular and attractive Erica for gardening.