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Barleria repens

Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)

Common names: Small Bush Violet (E); Bosviooltjie, Kleinbosviooltjie (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub
A rounded, bushy shrub that has soft, hairy leaves. It bears masses of deep purple-mauve or pink tubular flowers

Barleria repens

EVERGREEN

SEMI-SHADE

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.75m x 1m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Barleria repens

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Barleria attracts bees and other beneficial insects
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Medium water requirements
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance. It may get affected by frost but will quickly recover.
LANDSCAPING USES
Mass plant this shrub under trees or along the edge of an informal border. The flowers of Barleria repens attract butterflies and the plant also serves as a larval host plant to several species.
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Forest, Woodland
FOLIAGE

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