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Karoo Violet

Aptosimum spp.

Also known as

Kankerbos (Afr.)

Veld Violet (Aptosimum lineare) (13945979861) by Bernard DUPONT (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Karoo Violet Overview

Genus with roughly 24 perennial subshrub species with cushion-forming or tufted growth habits. Most species are woody-based and all are native to Southern and tropical Africa. They produce 5-petalled, dark blue to violet-purple, trumpet-shaped blooms and alternately arranged, simple foliage which is linear, lanceolate or spoon-shaped. These plants are a good water-wise choice for dry gardens and are well planted as groundcover.