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One of the most beautiful sights to see on the slopes of Lion’s Head (Cape Town) is masses of Aristea capitata in full bloom. Like its close relative, the Iris, it produces thick clumps of long thin leaves tapering to a point. During the flowering period numerous continuous flower-stalks emerge from each clump with multiple tubular purple flowers creating an eruption of purple in the garden.
Harvest Seed pods and sow seeds straight after the pods have dried out.
Sow seeds to a depth of 2-4 mm straight after the seed pods have dried out completely.
Divide thick clumps while dormant.
Attracts small nectar loving sunbirds.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.
As it only grows during the warm dry summer months and dormant during the wet months.
Africa, South Africa, Eastern Cape, KZN, Limpopo, Mpumalanga Provinces.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Fynbos plants become vulnerable to fungal attacks. To ensure your plants do not become affected by fungal attack, keep your plants dry during summer months.