Common Names: grape soda plant
Origin: South Africa
Type: Shrub or small tree
Size: 6-10 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Blue or violet fragrant flowers with white wings, summer; sword-shaped leaves, about 1.5 in. long, in leaflets, fragrant when rubbed.
Uses: Background, color and shape accent, delicate screen.
Wildlife: Attracts bees.
Water: Low to medium water.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune after flowering to keep compact. Does not respond well to severe pruning.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Grows along streams and other wet places in South Africa. Seed germination is stimulated by wildfires. Hardy to 20° F.