Aristea Major (Old Name), Blousuurkanol
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Blue Sceptre has tall upright flowering stems with indigo blue flowers, which are in bloom during Spring. While the flowers are short lived, they attract useful insects and their bright blooms make an attractive addition to any garden. They are fairly drought tolerant and require a moderate amount of water in summer but plenty of water in winter. This plant is low maintenance, very easy to grow and is a great option for beginner gardeners. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Harvest flower stalks in summer months for floral arrangments. Harvest seeds in autumn when seed pods have ripened.
Sow seeds in autumn, 1 to 2 cm deep. Germination takes about a month.
Divide the rhizomes after the flowering period and space them 10 cm apart and 5 cm deep. Do not let the rhizomes dry out.
Attracts useful insects
Bees, butterflies and moths
This species is fairly water-wise and only needs a moderate amount of water.
Africa, Southern Africa and Madagascar
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Beautiful flowering plant for winter rainfall gardens.
There are generally no pests or diseases that affect this species.
Restios, proteas and buchu (Agathosma)