04 July 2010

Flowers of the Eastern Cape #8 - Ribbon Bush

In my pursuit of aircraft I almost forgot about this weeks Eastern Cape flowers. Growing in the bush along Albany Road, I came across this (Blue) Ribbon Bush (Hypoestes aristata) during the week.


It is usually found in dry thicket, forest and damp places from the Eastern Cape in the south through to tropical Africa in the north. They are easily grown from seeds and cuttings and make attractive garden plants.

4 comments:

Firefly said...

If Blogger had a "Like" button like Facebook, I would have click it for this. Beautiful flower to have.

Avril said...

I have lots of them in my garden - they pop up like weeds.. but they're colourful and I am leaving them (most of them!) where they seed themselves. Great for filling in gaps and they haven't been hit by this black frost that we have recently experienced (on the Highveld)

Anna said...

Max-e, excellent photograph. Glad you found it. Anna ::)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Stunning flower! Gorgeous color!