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

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  • Perennial
  • Barleria repens 'Purple Prince' is an indigenous evergreen shrub, growing in the forests and woodlands from KwaZulu-Natal all the way into tropical Africa.
  • It has soft, shiny, dark green leaves and bares masses of deep mauve-purple, large tubular flowers from late summer to early autumn (February to April).
  • The flowers are followed by club-shaped fruits anytime between March and May.
  • 'Purple Prince' is frost- and drought resistant and will thrive in sun, shade, or semi-shade.
  • It attracts butterflies and is useful for containers.
  • 'Purple Prince'can be pruned into a small hedge which becomes a purple hedge when in flower.
  • Prune and cut back after flowering to keep it neat.
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