SWEET PEA SHRUB

FAMILY: Polygalaceae | GENUS: Polygala fruticosa

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Shrubs
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

South African native grown for colorful, asymmetrical flowers that look somewhat like sweet peas (Lathyrus). Dense growth to 23 ft. high and wide. Inch-long, rounded leaves are gray-green. Purplish pink, sweet peashaped blooms are about 1 in. across, with a pale pink central crest. Blooms almost year-round in mildest areas, spring to fall elsewhere. Plant in well-drained soil. Excellent near coast. Good cut flower. 'Petite Butterfly' is the selection most often found in nurseries.

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