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Scientific Name: Barleria repens 'Rosea'
Alternative Names: Kleinbosviooltjie (Afr.), Inzinziniba (Zulu)

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  • Perennial
  • Indigenous - Barleria occurs in woodland and forest, from KwaZulu-Natal northwards to tropical Africa.
  • It is a hardy, small evergreen with a rounded bushy form, up to 50cm tall and a spread of up to 1m.
  • The leaves are glossy and dark green and it bears large pink-red flowers.
  • It blooms profusely in late summer and autumn.
  • Barleria is drought-resistant and can take sun or light shade.
  • In too much shade it will not flower as profusely and will become lanky and untidy.
  • They are pest-free and fairly frost-tolerant - it can handle temperatures ranging from about -2°C to 36°C.
  • Prune back hard after flowering (at the end of autumn/winter) to keep it neat.
  • It will grow well in a wide pot.
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