Katbossie, Katpisbossie (Afr.), Klein Kattekruid, Wild Sage
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African Stachys bears spikes of tubular flowers almost all year round that attract a myriad of insects to the garden. These low maintenance plants are very hardy and are a great addition to any waterwise garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape.
Summer, Autumn, Spring
The flowers can be harvested and used in posies.
Root 10cm long cuttings in sandy rooting mix. Remove bottom leaves and dip in rooting hormone powder.
South Africa, Western and Eastern Cape from Clanwilliam to the Cape Peninsula and eastwards into the Free State Province, Lesotho, and KwaZulu-Natal.
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
White, pink or deep mauve, White, Pink, Purples
African Stachys is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.