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Blue Stars Overview
One of the most beautiful sights to see on the slopes of Lion’s Head (Cape Town) is masses of Aristea capitata in full bloom. Like its close relative, the Iris, it produces thick clumps of long thin leaves tapering to a point. During the flowering period numerous continuous flower-stalks emerge from each clump with multiple tubular purple flowers creating an eruption of purple in the garden.
Common problems with Blue Stars
Fynbos plants become vulnerable to fungal attacks. To ensure your plants do not become affected by fungal attack, keep your plants dry during summer months.
How to harvest Blue Stars
Harvest Seed pods and sow seeds straight after the pods have dried out.
How to propagate Blue Stars
Sow seeds to a depth of 2-4 mm straight after the seed pods have dried out completely.
Divide thick clumps while dormant.
Special features of Blue Stars
Attracts small nectar loving sunbirds.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.
As it only grows during the warm dry summer months and dormant during the wet months.