The hairy corolla tubes and red sepals of these brightly coloured Erica cerinthoides flowers are features of this species. The corolla tube bulges in its centre and the lobes at the mouth curve out.
A few anthers show themselves in the corolla mouths, usually included. The perianths spread widely in the small stem-tip cluster.
Hairiness is also visible on the pale green to blue-green leaves on the stem (Manning, 2009).