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I saw my first Ruspolia last year. The clusters of pink flowers with deeper pink specks were gorgeous but it was impractical to get one.

Then a couple of months ago, I saw it again. This time, it was at a local floral festival and I wasn’t about to let the Ruspolia slip through my fingers.

The Ruspolia is now growing alongside the Otacanthus Caeruleus and Pseuderanthemum Anndersonii or Blue Twilight.

The Ruspolia is a free-flowering plant with a compact habit, growing up to a meter tall.

This perennial is a great addition to the flower bed and is especially lovely when juxtaposed with the blues of the otacanthus and plumbago.

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Just when I thought things can’t get any better, I’ve discovered that there are red and salmon variants as well. How marvellous!

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Care and propagation: Partial shade to full sun; garden soil; water moderately; propagate using cuttings

Ruspolia in my aunt’s garden

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