Honeybell Bush, Transvaal Honey-Bell Bush, Klokkiesbos, Blou Heuningklokkiesbos (Afr.), Inyanga Hedge Plant
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The blue Freylinia is a stunning, beautiful shrub with either blue or white flowers. Where it occurs, this plant that is indigenous to Southern Africa is frequently a pioneer plant on cleared land. And not only that, but it is also often planted as a hedge or screen in South African gardens. The Blue Honeybell bush is a highly versatile and decorative shrub and will work in most temperate garden designs. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, Limpopo.
Cut stems with flowers to use as fillers in flower arrangements.
Cuttings should be taken during the growing season and treated with root stimulating hormones. Root formation takes place between 10 - 22 days.
It is used often in South African gardens for screening. a dense neat and tidy bush that can be clipped in shapes too!
The plants also do well in containers on the patio, given sufficient drainage holes.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects such as bees, wasps, moths and butterflies.
Relatively drought resistant once well-established.
South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Purple, Blue, White
Generally pest and disease free.
by Thompson T. Mutshinyalo, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, September 2001. Updated by Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, March 2016 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)