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Scientific Name: Drosanthemum floribundum
Alternative Names: Pers Tapyt

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Drosanthemum floribundum
Drosanthemum floribundum


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous - native to the Eastern Cape.
  • Low-growing, ground-hugging succulent plant.
  • Dazzling metallic purple flowers in spring and early summer.
  • Hardy, drought tolerant and frost resistant.
  • Suitable for most garden situations.
  • Will survive in very hot, dry climatic conditions.

For Animals. It is said that

  • In times of drought famers in the Little Karoo farmers fed these plants to their ostriches, cattle, ewes and lambs.
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