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Asystasia gangetica

Family: ACANTHACEAE (Acanthus family)

Common names: Creeping Foxglove (E); Isihobo (Z); Rankvingerhoedjie (A);

Groundcover
An attractive groundcover with dark green foliage and masses of small white flowers which have purple markings in the throat

Asystasia gangetica

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.6m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Asystasia gangetica

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts bees and lots of butterflies. Larvae of the yellow Pansy butterfly feed on the foliage.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately throughout the year
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance
LANDSCAPING USES
Plant in a moist soil in a sunny or semi-shade position. It also suits planter boxes and large containers. The flowers of Asystasia gangetica attract butterflies and it is the larval host plant to 7 species of butterfly.
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Forest, Tropical
FOLIAGE
FRUIT
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests

2 Responses

  1. Hi Rachel

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    It’s wonderful to get children involved with plants and nature so well done on raising our future custodians for this wonderful world.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. This is a wonderful fact file for the creeping foxglove, this will be very resourceful info for my boys schooling, thank for sharing.

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