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Perennials

#1144 - Gomphostigma virgatum (Otter Bush)

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PLANT INFORMATION:

  • Botanical Name:
    Gomphostigma virgatum
  • Common Name:
    Otter Bush
  • Type:
    No
  • Family:
    Buddlejaceae
  • Exposure:
    Sun
  • Size:
    48"h x 36"w
  • Zones:
    No
  • Water:
    No
  • Origin:
    South Africa
  • Butterflies:
    No
  • Hummingbirds:
    No
  • Container Size:
    Large Pot Band

Plant Description

Otter Bush is found along the edges of rivers and streams in South Africa, apparently where Otters like to hang out. It makes an excellent ornamental plant, pretty much begging to be grown in a container. This Butterfly Bush (Buddlejaceae) relative has a beautiful vase shape with attractive silvery lance-shaped leaves. Contrasting well with its glistening foliage are its showy white flowers that emit a sweet fragrance. In case you were wondering, the word Gompho is from the Greek