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Polygala virgata

Common names: Purple Broom (E); Ithethe (Z); Persbesem (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub

Polygala virgata

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

2m 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

Polygala virgata

DESCRIPTION

Polygala virgata is an erect, evergreen shrub. A single stem is formed at the base of the plant and slender hairless branches occur at the top. The leaves are narrow and lance-shaped and light green, approximately 50 mm in length.  Deep purple flowers are borne at the ends of branches. The flowers look similar to that of a pea family. Peak flowering time is from September to February. The fruit is a two-celled capsule and the seed is small, black and oval shaped.

LANDSCAPING USES
Plant in the back of an herbaceous border. Also suitable to introduce height to a small garden.
GARDEN THEMES
Country
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE
FRUIT

4 Responses

  1. Thanks, Mariette

    Hope you can add some insight on how the plants have worked in your designs.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Thank you so much for this site – it is wonderful. It helps me a lot in my landscape architectural work.
    Please keep adding plants.

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