Super-pretty shrubby-herbaceous plant for borders and beds, even large pots. It loves warmth and regular rainfall, as its native home is tropical FNQ, India and southern Asia. Beautiful in full flower, and the perfect companion to white cat's whiskers.
Orthosiphon aristatus mauve - cat's whiskers DESCRIPTION: Bushy fast-growing FNQ native with dark green leaves and soft purple-lilac conical flowers with distinctive long 'whiskers' in warmer months. USE IN: Cottage gardens, mixed borders, kitchen gardens to attract beneficial pollinators and nectar lovers. LOCATION: Plant in moist well-drained soil of any kind, in full sun if you have tropical rainfall, otherwise dappled shade or part shade is best. Protect from frost or grow as an annual. CARE: Mulch and water regularly for the first 12 weeks until the plant establishes, then regularly after that in dry locations. Cut it back in autumn to encourage flower shoots next season; fertilise in early spring using a slow release all purpose fertiliser. HEIGHT: 1 m H x W YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.