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Annettenoosa

Love colour, nature, growing fresh herbs and vegies to eat; and flowers for my floral arrangements. Small garden in sub tropics of SE Queensland.

Orthosiphon aristatus albus

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Annettenoosa

Cat's Whiskers. One of my favourite flowers in the garden. Always blooming; strikes easily from cuttings, seems to be disease and bug resistent and tolerates all subtropical weather extremes. #oznative #oznative-flower

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Annettenoosa

Cat's Whiskers. Love this flower. Indiginous to N.Qld. easily propogated by cuttings. Flowers and leaves are edible. Leaves can be used fresh or dried. #catswhiskers

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ausgardentags

#oznative #autumnblooms

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midnightgardener

😀They love up to their name 🐈❤️💕

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stuartshaw2020

Hiya, did you grow this stunning plant from seed?, and if you did would you post some seeds, Do they flower first year, cannot wait to see more from you, keep safe and well in this very strange time we are all in.

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Annettenoosa

@stuartshaw2020 purchased as a plant in a pot. Gave it a trim and planted the cuttings which grew easily. Sending seeds from Australia have to pass licensing regulations, so, as much as I would like to, I am unable to send some to you. Sending or bringing seeds into Aus is even more regulated and can carry extreme penalties. 🐨

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Annettenoosa

Orthosiphon aristatus albus. White Cats Whiskers. Another plant to remove from my wishlist. Now to get the other colours, mauve/pink and deep purple. Tropical plant - not drought tolerant so needs a moist, protected warm area with morning sun only. Leaves can be used as tea. Aus native. Excited to finally have this plant with its beautiful blue tipped whiskers. Attracts birds and bees. #oznative #oznative-flower #herbal #collage

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sherrisgarden

Now that's a cool plant !!!! 😍😍😍

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DeborahBanks

Ooh I need that its lovely and likes shade, perfect for me too. Thanks for sharing.

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Annettenoosa

@DeborahBanks you could probably give it more sun in the milder UK sunshine than the plant can take here in the intense heat of Aus sun.

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