This plant has a mild fragrance
Oribi Spurflower Overview
A perennial shrub that grows up to 2.5m with broad leaves, hollow stems and hairy purple flowers. Flowering in autumn and naturally occurs in margins of subtropical forests in KwaZulu Natal (RSA). Grows best in semi-shade, well-drained, moist, humus-rich soils. It has tuberous roots which make it drought tolerant. A shade plant for a subtropical garden or in a sheltered spot in other gardens.
Common problems with Oribi Spurflower
How to propagate Oribi Spurflower
Sow seed in Spring and keep moist.
Make 15-20cm long cuttings and remove bottom leaves. Root in moist soils.
Special features of Oribi Spurflower
Tuberous roots help survive dry spells.
Other uses of Oribi Spurflower
A shade plant for a subtropical garden