Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Half Sun – Prefers 3 To 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
Low Watering – Requires Little Water.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Indigenous – Originates in South Africa.
May June This plant bears a mass of blue mauve, purple or pink flowers during May and June.
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Garden Design Types: Indigenous gardening. Excellent for planting on banks or slopes and warmer dry areas.
Planting: Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of topsoil with one third compost, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Needs severe winter pruning.
It spreads by suckering and seeding.
B. repens ‘Tickled Pink’ has lovely pink flowers and shiny foliage. It does not grow as high as the bush violet.
This medium to large-sized indigenous shrub with a scrambling growth habit is ideal for the warmer parts of the country. The dark green foliage is covered in fine hairs. It bears a mass of mauve-blue flowers in April, May and June. It is relatively fast growing and spreads by suckering and seeding and needs severe winter pruning. Excellent for planting on banks and in dry areas in the warmer parts of the country.
Botanical Pronunciation: bar-LEH-ree-uh ob-TOO-sah.
Barleria obtusa requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.
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This plant bears a mass of blue mauve, purple or pink flowers during May and June.