Botanical Name – Iboza riparia syn Tetradenia riparia
Common Name – ‘The Misty Plume Bush’, ‘Nut Meg Bush’, ‘Ginger Bush’.
Description – Iboza which has a spectacular misty pale lilac plumed flower display in winter. Everyone who sees this plant in flower takes a photo when it's in full bloom! The misty lilac plumes attract lots of different insects and insect-eating birds. Iboza is an African plant and the word ‘Iboza’ is from the Zulu word meaning aromatic and has medicinal qualities (take your Doctors advice). The leaves are soft and has an aromatic musk like leaf odour. Iboza thrives in sun to part shade and need a free draining position. Waterwise once established.
Flower Time – Misty pale lilac plumed flower display in winter
Size - Grows to 2.5m tall x 2.5m wide.
Use – A beautiful easy to grow shrub suitable for frost free gardens. Tolerates dry soils. Useful as an informal screen, in mixed plantings or in large pots.
Position - Suitable for full sun to part shade.
Maintenance –Prune after flowering to shape. Needs a frost free position.
At a Glance
- Frost & drought hardy
- Loved by birds and bee
- Full sun to part shade