The flower colour is an intense crimson red. The flowers are up to 30 mm wide with a narrow throat (corolla tube) about 15mm long. The filaments are fused to the inside of the corolla tube. Neither the anthers nor the stigma protrude beyond the opening of the corolla tube. The throat is yellow.
5 - 15mm
It has small glandular slightly lobed leaves up to 15 mm long and 5 mm wide.
Length: 5mm Width: 10mm
The fruit is a capsule 5–10 mm long that splits into two chambers releasing tiny black seeds the size of sand grains.
Semi-upright mounding herbaceous perennial that spreads as wide as it does high.
The flower colour is an intense crimson red.
It is very easy and rewarding to grow.
Cuttings are by far the easiest means of propagation. Soft and semi-hardwood tip and heel cuttings can be taken preferably in spring or summer. Dip the cut end of the cutting in a suitable rooting hormone and place in a well-drained rooting medium like 50/50 bark/perlite or even pure riversand will do. Keep the cuttings moist and humid by placing a clear plastic covering over the pot and keep in a fairly shady cool place. Rooting takes place within 3–4 weeks. Young plants can be pricked out and potted up in a rich soil medium and grown on.
Fairly fast-growing perennial and will survive quite happily for two to three years.
Plants grow in almost any soil but heavier loamy soils are preferred.
Young plants are best planted in spring as temperatures start to rise.
Plants should be pruned back fairly hard in late winter/early spring as new buds and shoots appear.
Very restricted distribution and is presently only known from the area around Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province, and its habitat is threatened by agriculture. It grows naturally in fairly open exposed vegetation in heavy iron-rich soils.
Discovered in the mid-1990s by Attie Berga, and was subsequently named after him.
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