‘Gengold’ (=Erica nana x patersonia)

Open, erect habit, 10cm tall, 15cm wide; stems mid-green, glabrous; foliage light green in spring and summer, mid-green in autumn and winter; leaves linear with aristate tips, 8mm long, 2mm wide, glabrous; inflorescence a terminal cluster, about 15mm long; pedicel light green, glabrous, 2mm long, with 5 bracts at base; sepals light green, lanceolate, tips aristate, downy, 3mm long, 2mm wide; corolla yellow, tubular, about 15mm long, 5mm wide; anthers included, light green, linear, with divided lobes, without appendages; blooming period in South Africa from August to October. Not frost hardy but suitable for pot-culture.

Raised at Harold Porter Botanic Garden, Betty’s Bay, South Africa by A. van der Zeyde in 1988. Exhibited in September 1995 at National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland, by Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden.

Registered 12 January 1996: Deon Kotze on behalf of the National Botanical Institute, Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden, Claremont, South Africa.