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African Stachys

Stachys aethiopica

Also known as

Wild Sage, Klein Kattekruid, Katbossie, Katpisbossie (Afr.), Bokhatha, Bolae-Ba-Litaola, Likhobe-Tsa-Balisana (SSo.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of African Stachys
A photo of African Stachys
A photo of African Stachys
A photo of African Stachys
A photo of African Stachys

Overview

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.

Common problems

African Stachys is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

    Harvesting

    The flowers can be harvested and used in posies.

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Root 10cm long cuttings in sandy rooting mix. Remove bottom leaves and dip in rooting hormone powder.

    Special Features

    Drought resistant

    Wild sage is generally drought tolerant but flourishes when watered regularly.

    Attracts butterflies

    Attractive flowers

    Pot plant

    Attracts bees

    Pioneer

    Uses

    Other uses

    Medicinal