‘African Showgirl’

Cerise (H6) to magenta (H13) shading to white flowers, 7mm long, in whorls of 4; grass-green foliage. This Cape heath has been marketed in New Zealand and most recently in Japan under the name ‘Erica × willmorei‘ (or one of the many variants of that name including Erica “wilmoreana”, “Wilmore’s heath”). Wilmore’s heath was a hybrid created in the 1830s with green flowers quite unlike this plant, and so the name must not be applied to an extant Cape heath.

® E.2009:06 registered by The Registrar for The Heather Society