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Metalasia sp., White Bristle Bush

Metalasia sp.

White Bristle Bush
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersUnusual colorRed, crimson, vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The honey-scented flowers vary in color from common white to pink or purple.

In a garden setting, it can be used as a filler to provide flowering and greyish interest throughout the year. It's a low maintenance and water-wise shrub that can do with an occasional pruning.

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