They are bell- or urn-shaped, about 5-7 mm long. Long-lasting
An upright bush or a small tree 3-4m high, with with bell-shaped white flowers and needle shaped leaves.
Tolerant of a fairly wide range of conditions as long as the soils remain damp.
It grows in acidic, damp or even wet soils which are not stagnant.
They must also not contain manure and must have low levels of phosphate. About 50 % of the soil must be humus for successful growing. As the seeds are extremely tiny, it would be good to mix them with a quantity of fine sand before sowing them on a finely sieved growing medium containing sandy loam and compost that is acidic and well drained.
Occurs in the northwest from Van Rhynsdorp and the Cedarberg, all the way down to the Cape Peninsula in a broad band, then eastward to the Transkei and up into Lesotho, at altitudes from sea level to about 1 800 m.
Widespread, always occurs in wet or damp places along streams and rivers.
Does well in a wet garden.
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