Also known as
Pink Breath Of Heaven
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Confetti Bush Overview
This very attractive shrub with compact growth produces masses of tiny pink sweet smelling flowers from Autumn to Spring attracting bees and butterflies. With its fine heathery foliage, this makes a lovely plant for the vase as well as for the garden. It is equally as good in containers, as an accent plant, or as a hedging specimen. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Confetti Bush
Phetophtera cinnamonnii is a soil borne fungus that attacks the root system, preventing the uptake of water which causes the plant to die. Remove infected plants.
Confetti Bush Companion Plants
Plant with companion plants such as Protea, Leonotis, Metalasia, Felicia, Restio, Euryops, Pelargonium and buchu.
How to harvest Confetti Bush
Foliage can be used as a filler in flower arrangements. Collect seed at the end of the flowering season and keep in a brown paper bag until the following autumn for sowing.
How to propagate Confetti Bush
Retain flowers from previous season. Keep the seeds in a brown paper bag until autumn when the seeds can be sown.
Take cuttings of approximately 7cm in length. Remove the bottom third of the foliage. Dip into hormone rooting powder and place in potting soil. Keep moist. Rooting occurs within 10 to 12 weeks.
Special features of Confetti Bush
Attracts useful insects
Bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
Does well in pots, prune to maintain their shape.
Once established can tolerate drought.
This compact shrub does well as a hedge.
Other uses of Confetti Bush
Aside from being an attractive garden shrub, the foliage can be used in floral arrangements as a filler.