Caitlin von Witt 2020-10-21
- The pretty little cobwebbush is a delicate, lightly sprawling shrub that thrives in seasonally wet areas on the Cape Flats. The undersides of its oval-shaped leaves are covered in a velvety carpet of silvery hairs, giving the plant a soft texture. Clusters of unassuming creamy-white-pink florets support small insect pollinators in winter when little else is flowering.
- Flowering time: March-May
In your garden: Plant in full sun in well-drained, moist soil. The fleecy, pale grey foliage provides striking colour and texture contrasts against lime-green tufted sedges in a wetland garden.
Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal to the Cape Peninsula in damp coastal zones
Image: © James Puttick