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Blue Stars

Aristea ecklonii

Also known as

Umhushuza

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

75cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Blue Stars Overview

Aristea ecklonii is an indigenous, evergreen perennial with attractive, blue, star-like flowers that make quite a show in early summer and late spring. It grows fast and attracts butterflies. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

How to propagate Blue Stars

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Special features of Blue Stars

Wet sites

Other uses of Blue Stars

Grown for their spikes of blue flowers in spring or summer.

Medicinal

Perennials | Indigenous

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