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African Fanfare Heather

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African Fanfare Heather

I bought this off the market this morning , the stall holder couldn't tell me it's name only that it was a Heather , he said that's why they were cheap £ 3.99 .. I think it's beautiful ., does anyone know it's name please ?
Named by Anchorman , thanks ACM .........



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wow, that is gorgeous.

22 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It is isn't it Alex. I hope someone knows what it's name is .. ........

22 Oct, 2010

 

Can't help with name but its lovely is'nt it.

22 Oct, 2010

 

I would love to have one too Amy. I will be on stand by for the name. ;o)

22 Oct, 2010

 

Its very pretty Amy think I may have one, will let you know tomorrow its pouring down here at the moment!

22 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I will be waiting Carole , I do hope you have one .!! .
I will be waiting with you Alex .... it is lovely Carol .. I wish I had bought 2 ,I might not see another one !

22 Oct, 2010

 

really lovely Amy what ever it`s called!

22 Oct, 2010

 

I think you have a winner there Amy...also awaiting its name..

22 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm thrilled with it Elsie , I'm hoping Carole can name it Sandra we will have to wait until the morning to see .. ......

22 Oct, 2010

 

It looks like one of the South African Cape heaths - maybe Erica Gracillis or Mammosa but there are over 750 species - not hardy but lovely. Have a look at http://www.heathersociety.org.uk/ and you may be able to recognise it in their photos.

22 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I've been told by Anchorman that it is an African Fanfare Heather and not hardy as you have said Wagger , thats a shame as I was going to make a pot up with it for the winter , I will go and have a look at the Heathersociety site Wagger , thanks ... :-)

22 Oct, 2010

 

beautifull amy, shame not hardy ;o)

22 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm disappointed San , goes to show these stall holders sell these plants without knowing very much about them .. I will try to take cuttings in case it dosn't go through the winter .........

22 Oct, 2010

 

thats true , alot dont know what they are selling, can you find somewhere indoors for it amy,

22 Oct, 2010

 

Its beautiful Amy, good luck with keeping it warm.

23 Oct, 2010

 

Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you Amy but it isnt the same as mine, as mine as flowers all the way up the shoot. Pleased you have a name just a pity it is'nt hardy

23 Oct, 2010

 

It's lovely and I do hope you can keep it through the winter.

23 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I will find somewhere for it San , I wouldn't like to lose it ,it's so pretty . I will keep it warm Dawn even if it has to stay on the kitchen window sill ..;o)
Never mind Carole , it's a shame it's not hardy , I will enjoy it and keep it for as long as I can .. :o))

23 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Gee , I'm going to do my best .. :o)

23 Oct, 2010

 

Ooh whatever its name I love it too Amy, so unusual, but amazing!

24 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you like it Janey , it is beautiful I love it to .. :o)

24 Oct, 2010

 

That is beautiful, and what a great bargain

25 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I brought it into the porch today Yorkshire I don't want to risk an early frost getting it , I took some cuttings as well , fingers crossed for them :o)

25 Oct, 2010

 

very pretty!

25 Oct, 2010

 

Wow! never seen 1 of these Amy! Its Gorgeous :)

27 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Arlene / I hadn't seen one before either Jacque I love it , I don't know if you would have the same market stall holders at Kings Lynn , it's possible I think they do the rounds in this area ?

27 Oct, 2010

 

How beautiful Amy....most unusual isn't it?

29 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It is isn't it Dd , I went back to the market today to se if he had anymore plants but he hadn't , I have taken some cuttings off mine and will be keeping my fingers crossed for them :o)

29 Oct, 2010

 

Good luck with them.....

31 Oct, 2010



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