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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  multiflora L. 
SynonymsErica dianthera Moench
 Erica peduncularis C.Presl
 Erica purpurascens Lam.
Territory Southwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeNorthern Africa
thickets and heaths
Altitude0-1200m
Description leaves 6-11mm, in whorls of 4-5, patent, linear, subglabrous, inflorescence racemose, many flowered, dense, sepals ovate or lanceolate, corolla 3-6mm long, tubular
Size30-70cm
Colorpink
Bloomautumn, winter
Ca+
Typeerect shrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, light, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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