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Products > Gomphostigma virgatum
 
Gomphostigma virgatum - Otterbossie

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

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Buddlejaceae
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Gomphostigma virgatum (Otterbossie) - An evergreen fast-growing shrub from South Africa with delicate narrow silver-gray foliage and a vase-shaped habit to 5-6 feet tall. The spikes of delicately-fragrant cream flowers appear from late spring through fall. Provide well-draining soil and regular irrigation in full sun. It is hardy to at least 0 degrees F. and reportedly will re-sprout from the base when the top is nipped by a hard frost. It does well near the edge of a pond, as a container plant or anywhere in the garden that receives regular watering. It is in the Buddleja Family: Buddlejaceae or Loganiaceae. It is listed in Southern Natal and the Highveld as growing along steams and between boulders beside fast flowing streams. This listing is for information only as this plant is no longer in production.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Gomphostigma virgatum.