Barleria obtusa

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.75m x 1m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

Barleria obtusa is a fast-growing, multi-stemmed plant that forms a rounded bushy shrub. The mid-green leaves are covered with fine translucent hairs and have entire margins that are upturned. Barleria obtusa gives a spectacular autumn display of masses of dainty violet flowers (2-3cm wide) which are borne on the top part of the branch. The seed capsule becomes woody when mature, and then the seeds are explosively released and scattered on the ground.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The mass of flowers attract bees and butterflies.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance. To keep in shape, trim the bush after flowering. It self-seeds quite freely so you may find additional shrubs popping up throughout the garden in a few years.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately

GARDEN THEMES:
Country, forest

LANDSCAPING USES:
Use to line a pathway, in a rockery or grown in a container. Barleria obtusa is a valuable addition to a butterfly garden as its flowers produce nectar to attract butterflies. It is also a larval host plant to 3 Junonia species(Yellow Pansy, Brown Pansy and Blue Pansy).

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