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An attractive rounded low-growing shrub in the Fynbos group of plants with clusters of pink, white or purple flowers that attract insects in the garden. An excellent landscaping plant that needs to be well watered in winter and moderately watered in summer. Flowering from Autumn into Summer.
Spring, Summer, Winter
Pick as needed.
Sow seeds in Autumn.
Cuttings are difficult to root, use a heated bed and overhead misting.
Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Can go for extended dry periods. Fine leaves help survive the harsh dry summers of the natural habitat.
South Africa, Clanwilliam to Humansdorp
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
This buchu is becoming increasingly popular as a landscaping subject. It thrives in sandy soils and unlike most fynbos plants, it does equally well in alkaline and acidic soils. It also thrives as a potplant.
Pink, Purple, White
Ensure good drainage to prevent Phytophera.