Erica cerinthoides

When in bloom, this plant from South Africa is a great favourite of mine. Dunedin Botanic Garden has a lovely South African garden and there’s two different spots where I know to look for this species. Also known as fire heath. Rather a straggly plant but oh – those flowers!

Nigel took the first photo, 07 October 2017 and I’ve been hanging on to it since then.
The others by me, 24 October 2020 (different plant but in the same garden area).

more info about this plant: South African information page

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

18 thoughts on “Erica cerinthoides

Add yours

        1. Interesting as I don’t have much idea of what their gardens were like in that period. Apparently, large manicured lawns, carpet bedding, and then later on – herbaceous borders, and ornate cast iron fences.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: