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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 our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Gomphostigma virgatum.