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Breath-of-heaven is a tender evergreen shrub native to South Africa that resembles a large heath, having many upright stems clothed with short, narrow leavesand tipped by tight clusters of small flowers in red or pink from late spring to summer. The leaves, when crushed, smell of camphor.
Breath-of-heaven should be given a neutral to acidic, moist yet well-drained soil. Provide as much sun as possible for best growth and widespread flowering across the branches. Average watering is sufficient in the summer, but reduce watering during the winter. Prune only after flowering. This plant is not fond of excessive humidity. It can be grown in conservatories or cool greenhouses outside of its hardiness range, or as an informal hedge or as part of the mixed border in warm regions.
12 - 8
8 - 11
H1, H2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Fall
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Tropical
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