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A picture of a Ithethe


Polygala virgata

Also known as

Persboom, Bloukappie

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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flower showing tuft
Bush in flower

Ithethe Overview

This charming slender shrub, bearing spikes of bright purple magenta winged flowers is an eye-catcher in any garden. Polygala virgata is one of the beautiful species belonging to the Polygalaceae family also commonly known as the milkwort family. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape.

Special features of Ithethe

Attracts bees

Other uses of Ithethe