Erica baueri subsp. baueri

Flowers white, pink or combinations of both, tubular in shape and grouped in attractive clusters near the ends of the branches; foliage small grey-green; habit sparse, upright woody; height up to 1.5m. Common name is Bridal heath.

First published 1805 in H.C. Andrews's Heathery. He named it after his fellow artist at Kew, Francis Bauer (1758 - 1810) who was botanical artist to King George III.

See plantzafrica for more details on species.