Orthosiphon aristatus – Cat’s Whiskers

Natives (A-Z)

Bought as tubestock at Kumbartcho Nursery 10/12/2016

Label says:

  • Round bushy, shrub to 1m in sun or semi-shade.  Likes well drained, moist soil.
  • Dark green leaves to 5cm long. White/lavender flowers in spring and summer.
  • Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Planted at the base of a birdbath by the back tap. The purple-flowered Orthosiphon aristatus wasn’t as hardy as the white with purple tips.

Birdbath – Cats whiskers and Calendula planted at base

Orthosiphon aristatus – Cat’s Whiskers at base of birdbath

Wikipedia – orthosiphon aristatus

Herb Cottage – Cat’s Whiskers says to cut back after flowering. Cuttings may root in water or soil.

 

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