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Winter Fire

Winter Fire

Awesome South African Cape Heath! We see this plant blooming in winter for us here in California, while others on the net say it blooms in spring. Maybe it is a regional thing. The plant is tall and stiff, growing to 3 ft tall and 2 ft wide. It is quite floriferous with its red, 'hummingbird' flowers that are loaded with nectar. As it is tender and only hardy to 28 degrees F, it may be a plant to protect in a greenhouse in winter. We do not get this cold often, but if there is a warning, we move the plant into a protected greenhouse. Some heather specialists have said that this plant is most likely a hybrid between E. mammosa and E. oatesii. This is a rare plant, and will not be found in your local garden center.



Type
Heathers
Genus
Erica
Bloom Time
Jan.
Feb.
March
Nov.
Dec.
Exposure
Full Sun
Color
Red
Deciduous/Evergreen
Evergreen
Hardiness Zone
8
9
Growth Habit
Upright Narrow
Water Requirements
Bi-weekly watering
Regular price $19.95 USD
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