AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.8m 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
This wonderful perennial shrub has slender, erect branches. The leaves are inversely sword-shaped and covered with minute, star-like hairs. The leaf margin is toothed, especially at the tip.
The pendulous, dusky-pink flowers are up to 3cm long.
There are several specimens of this magnificent plant growing in the wild in the Augrabies and Kakamas area. I haven’t seen any cultivated specimens but think that it would make a lovely garden subject.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts bees. The shrub is palatable to stock.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Sandy flats and rocky slopes of semi-desert areas of the Kalahari.