Lotononis sericophylla also known as Silky-haired Lotononis is a small shrub, native to South Africa, that typically grows up to five feet tall. It has an attractive, soft, silky look with beautiful blue, lavender, and purple flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It is an excellent addition to any garden, especially if you are looking to add a pop of color.
To properly care for this plant, it should be placed in an area of full sun, with moderate amounts of water. Its USDA Zone is between 9 and 11. In colder regions, it can be grown in containers and brought indoors during winter months. When grown outdoors, you should ensure that it is well-drained, that it is lightly fertilized and watered during dry periods. Pruning is important to keep the plant from becoming too tall and lanky. Additionally, you should check for any pests that may be living on the leaves or stems, as plant is susceptible to attack from aphids and whiteflies.
In conclusion, Lotononis sericophylla is a great choice for gardeners looking for a small, colorful plant that is easy to care for. With its attractive blue, lavender, and purple flowers, it will add a stunning display of color and is sure to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Give it full sun and moderate water, and you are sure to appreciate the beauty of this special plant.