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Polygala fruticosa ‘Petite Butterflies’ (photo courtesy of Bob Wigand)
Polygala fruticosa ‘Petite Butterflies’ (photo courtesy of Bob Wigand)

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Polygala fruticosa ‘Petite Butterflies’

Polygalaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries

POLYGALA

These evergreen shrubs are grown for colorful, asymmetrical flowers that look somewhat like sweet peas (Lathyrus). Grow in well-drained soil.

Polygala fruticosa ‘Petite Butterflies’

Native to South Africa. Dense growth to 2–3 ft. tall and wide. Inch-long, rounded leaves are gray-green. Purplish pink, sweet pea–shaped blooms are about 1 in. across, with a pale pink central crest. Blooms almost year-round in mildest areas, spring to fall elsewhere. Excellent near the coast. Good cut flower.

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