Erica imbricata L.
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Horticultural & Botanical History
‘[Erica flexuosa was] introduced in 1792. It is a dwarf bushy plant, and flowers during the spring and summer.’ [LBC no.1495/1830]. ‘[Erica imbricata was] introduced in 1795, from the Cape of Good Hope, whence seeds of it are frequently sent home in the collections which are made up for this country. It is of dwarfish growth, with weak branches, flowering in summer.’ [LBC no.1243/1828].
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1850 catalogue. See Erica nudiflora L. and Erica bauera Andr. Not marked as grown at Camden in the 1836 Loddiges’ catalogue held at Camden Park. [CPA].
Published Jan 09, 2009 - 02:13 PM | Last updated Jul 17, 2010 - 05:12 PM