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Orphium frutescens

Common Name:
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Gentianaceae (The Gentian Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
18 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Bright pink
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
Fresh green leaves are neatly arranged on erect stems to 18 inches. Heads of vivid rose pink flowers with a satiny sheen are carried at the tips of the stems in summer. This seacoast perennial from South Africa does best in full sun, with regular to moderate watering. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.