Lessertia montana

Also known as:

  • Mountain Cancer Bush

Plant Type

shrub, perennial

Zones

7b-10b

Size

H:3'
W:3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Flowers:

red

Foliage:

semi-evergreen, silver / gray / blue

Wildlife:

hummingbirds

Flowering Time:

summer

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Silvered stems & leaves make a pleasing background for the shocking red flowers that appear in Summer. Oh, that color! Inflated seed pods follow the flowers & add interest & ornamental value to an already drool-worthy package of horticultural hotness. This little (3'x3') shrub is not the world's easiest to cultivate, but is totally worth the trouble to grow. Here's what it needs to thrive: good drainage & average water. Can you handle it? For us Bay Area folks, the greatest challenge will be protecting the plant from too much Winter wet. Planting it in a large pot with well drained potting mix or in a raised bed should do the trick. Cold is less of an issue - some sources list it as hardy even below USDA Zone 7, but most put it at 7b or maybe 8. From the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa.

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