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Also known as the Sweet Pea Bush, and Myrtle-leaf milkwort.
A dense South African evergreen shrub that grows 5 to 7 feet tall by an equal spread. The unique rich purple flowers have two winged petals that surround the whitish purple lacy crest. They bloom during most of the year, spring is their peak bloom period. Extremely beautiful to see in person. The leaves are relatively thick and leathery with entire margins and rounded tips. The fruit is an oval, brown capsule which is narrowly winged.
Plant in sun or part shade with regular watering. It can can be grown in a container for those in colder regions. Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F. (-6.5° to -1°C)
This species is noted for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Research conducted by the University of Natal found that aqueous extracts proved effective against Candida.
It belongs to the Milkwort family of Polygalaceae.
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