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.
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