White Bristle Bush, Blombos, Witsteekbossie, Steekbos (Afr.)
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This species of fynbos is a tough, hardy shrub with honey-scented flowers. It is a great addition to any waterwise garden. The sweet-smelling flowers attract honeybees and sunbirds. It is commonly planted on sanddunes to prevent erosion. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape.
Harvest seeds during summer months when they are ready to naturally disperse. Harvest ornamental flowers during winter.
Sow during autumn months. Space seeds 3 m apart. Sow to a depth 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination should take place within 2 months.
Attracts useful insects
Honeybees feed off the nectar that is produced by the flowers.
Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.
Temperate coastal plains and mountains.
Soil PH preference
Dried leaves are used by the people of Lesotho to make traditional teas.
A hardy shrub for the garden with sweet smelling flowers.
Pink, Cream, White
Generally problem free.