This indigenous shrub with its pale blue flowers is perfect for a shady spot. It grows easily and quickly and blooms for long periods from spring into winter. It is at its best in autumn.
Plant it in compost-rich soil that drains well. This spurflower needs little water once it is established, but give it more water during the summer growing season. Prune after flowering to get rid of dead wood.
Zulu spurflower can also be grown as a neatly clipped hedge; prune more regularly to retain its shape. It makes a lovely pot plant on a shady stoep.
This spurflower grows easily from cuttings that can be taken at any time of the year but for best results, do so in spring and early summer. Pick the delicate flowers for your home – they last long in a vase. If you keep the stems in water for long enough, they’ll start to form roots and you can then plant them in your garden. This shrub does well in warmer, frost-free gardens. Plant it with Clivia miniata for a striking display. >>