Ribbon Bush Overview
This rounded shrub has dark green oval leaves and attractive light purplish to pink or white flowers that bloom from Autumn, through Winter until Spring. The flowers attract pollinating insects, which in turn attracts insectivorous birds and the flowers can also be cut for flower arrangements, as they last long in water. In some areas the leaves are eaten like a spinach and crushed leaves are used as a traditional medicine for sore eyes. While Ribbon Bush is a fairly low-maintenance plant, it does need to be pruned back after flowering to keep tidy. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.