An uncommon yet superbly attractive butterfly bush native throughout much of southern Africa. Plants showcase heavy textured, elongated, silver cast foliage that remains semi-evergreen though much of the winter and bares a surprising similarity to culinary sage. Abundant, pleasantly fragrant flowers are held in sizeable panicles and appear in late summer and autumn in shades of white to pale lavender. The vigorous growers develop into sizeable shrubs to as much as 20’ in height in its native haunts. Like most members of the genus full sun exposures with free drainage allows for best growth. Though we’re yet to try, we suspect they will respond nicely to annual spring pruning to maintain form and smaller stature. An excellent plant for blending into a mixed shrub border.