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Karomia speciosa

Family: Lamiaceae (Spoonwood family)

Common names: Southern Chinese Hats, Parasol Flower (E); Perssambreelblom (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree
An attractive shrub bearing masses of pink, papery flowers.

Karomia speciosa

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

2m x 1.5m
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

Karomia speciosa

DESCRIPTION

A deciduous shrub or small tree which is usually multi-stemmed from the base.  It bears hairy, dark-green foliage with a serrated edge.  The attractive mauve flowers are papery and produced in clusters towards the end of the stems.  The fruit is a 4-lobed capsule that splits on the tree.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Rocky slopes on the Lebombo Mountains.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts butterflies and other pollinating insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance. Prune lightly to keep a neat shape.
LANDSCAPING USES
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country, Rockery
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE

3 Responses

  1. Hi Linda

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Karomia should be available at your nearest indigenous plant nursery. If not, they should be able to source it for you.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

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