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Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies'

Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies'
sweet pea shrub
Intricately shaped flowers

Common name sweet pea shrub
Family polygalaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z9-10)
Flowers pink (spring-fall)
Size 36"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordindary garden soil (not too dry)

Rounded evergreeen shrub with purple-pink flowers displayed against its gray-green foliage over a long season of bloom. Native to South Africa. The photo above is typical of our specimen's appearance: there are always lots of buds, but only a few open at a time, and the flowers don't last so long – so it doesn't offer a colorburst experience, just a nice sprinkling of blooms.

Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies'
Just after planting
sweet pea shrub
First flower, mid-March

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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