Syncolostemon densiflorus is an evergreen upright herbaceous shrub, (1-2m) very neat but with quite a loose arrangement of branches, usually from low down. The stems are a velvety white and sparsely branched. The leaves are a grey/blue, slightly furry and small. One simply needs to brush past the leaves to release the sweet fragrance. The flowers are a bright pink to crimson. The long flowering plume is densely packed and made up of many thin tubes. It has a very long flowering season(October to June).As with many tubular shaped flowers they are visited and pollinated by the sunbirds visiting this plant for the rich nectar.
Plant Synchelostemon densiflorus in a well composted soil and water regularly for best results.
. It prefers full sun, but will still flower well in partial shade. The perfect position for this shrub though, is in your grassland bed or the sunny edge of your woodland.
You may find stock of this plant at Random Harvest.