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glabrata

Agathosma glabrata

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Purple
FLOWERING TIME: Jul - Dec
SPECIAL FEATURES: Fragrant, Feeds Honeybees
SIZE: 50cm (height) x 50cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 0m - 0.5m

DESCRIPTION

Sand Buchu’ Agathosma Glabrata has bright mauve to purple flowers, commonly known as sand buchu, are an eye-catcher in any garden. Crushing the leaves of this buchu releases a sweet lemon scent. Ideal for low maintenance low water use gardens.

USES

Container Gardening, Borders/Low Hedges

CONDITIONS

Moderate frost tolerance once established

SOIL TYPE

Sandy / Rocky soil / Slightly Heavier Soils / Neutral / Alkaline soils

CARE

Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use a natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. In pots, water daily.

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