Erica manipuliflora Salisb.
Frost-hardy erect to spreading heath with irregular racemes, to 10cm long, of cylindrical to bell-shaped, rose-pink flowers, 4mm long, in summer and autumn. To 1m. [RHSE, Hortus].
Horticultural & Botanical History
‘It is a most beautiful kind, flowering in the autumnal months, and continuing a long time: it was introduced about 1790. We find it a very robust sort; it will grow five or six feet in height.’ [LBC no.145/1817]. Introduced to Britain in 1774. [JD].
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1850 catalogue. See also Erica nudiflora L. and Erica bauera Andr.
Erica verticillata Andr. (1794) = Erica mammosa L. which see.
Erica verticillata P.J.Bergius (1767) = Erica concinna Soland.
Published Jan 09, 2009 - 04:54 PM | Last updated Mar 30, 2010 - 04:58 PM