Sunday, January 11, 2015
A must for the garden, Orthosiphon labiatus
Orthosiphon includes a few species from Africa and this one ranges from South Africa into Zimbabwe and is sometimes grown in gardens in both countries. It is a magnificent thing that just gets larger and more floriferous as the summer goes on, and of course attracts all kinds of pollinators. I truthfully knew little about this plant till I grew it myself, and I was surprised at how well it performs with minimal care and some good sunshine.