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Fire heath (Erica cerinthoides)

Fire heath (Erica cerinthoides)

Fire heath or Rooihartjie
Erica cerinthoides - Photo by Marie Viljoen


An indigenous garden is simply not complete without this little redhead (Morita-nkoe (Sesotho) or Rooihartjie (Afrikaans)) will light one corner in your garden.  This plant does well in our cool grassland vegetation of Lesotho although care must be taken if planted in the garden as it is naturally growing on rocky sand stone cliffs.

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