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Products > Felicia fruticosa
 
Felicia fruticosa - Shrub Aster

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Violet
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Felicia fruticosa (Shrub Aster) - This 2 to 3 foot tall sub-shrub from South Africa has narrow green leaves and lavender flowers. For much to the the year it looks like a plain green shrub but It puts on a real show in the early spring with bright violet-purple ray florets with yellow centers. The blooms stand above the foliage solitarily on slender stalks yet often cover the entire plant. It is best to prune it after it blooms. It has medium to low water needs and is hardy down to about 25 degrees F. A great plant that we have grown since since 1990. Unfortunately it never sold well and we discontinued producing this plant in 2011. This was likely because of its short bloom period but it sure looked spectacular when in bloom!  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Felicia fruticosa.