Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa dt

Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa dt

Observation - Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa dt - Southern Africa. Description: Erect sticky shrub to 1.5 m. Flowers medium to large, tubular, pink to orange often with darker longitudinal stripes, occasionally white. We consulted Dr Ted Oliver on the colouring, which is highly unusual. He had this to say,It is quite a striking

Erect sticky shrub to 1.5 m. Flowers medium to large, tubular, pink to orange often with darker longitudinal stripes, occasionally white.

We consulted Dr Ted Oliver on the colouring, which is highly unusual. He had this to say,"It is quite a striking colour form which I have never seen recorded. Were there lots, several plants or just one? Perhaps it is a genetic mutation like an albino which occurs in quite a few species but only as single or a few plants very locally."