Erica speciosa

Bright crimson flowers often display pale green, white or yellow lobes; XII-III; foliage green, simple leaves are whorled, linear, entire and petiolate; habit erect; height 80-120 cms. Erica speciosa can be seen high in the Swartberg Mountains in large drifts forming shrubby stands over a metre in height.

Erica speciosa was first described by Henry Charles Andrews in 1804.

See Heather Society Yearbook 1998 page 31 for some more information about this species.