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Diosma hirsuta 'Silver Flame' (Wild buchu 'Silver Flame')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.7m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Diosma hirsuta 'Silver Flame'

Other names

Wild buchu 'Silver Flame'

Genus

Diosma Diosma

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Flame' _ 'Silver Flame' is a slow-growing, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, fragrant, grey-green leaves and masses of tiny, pale pink, cup-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Flowers will fade to white as they age.


Diosma hirsuta 'Silver Flame' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded, Upright

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; White, Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back by half after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Diosma hirsuta 'Silver Flame' (Wild buchu 'Silver Flame') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.7m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Roof terrace, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in a sunny, lime-free, sheltered site. Protect with a thick, dry, winter mulch in cold areas. Alternatively, overwinter indoors in areas with prolonged freezing temperatures.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Diosma hirsuta 'Silver Flame'

Other names

Wild buchu 'Silver Flame'

Genus

Diosma Diosma

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Flame' _ 'Silver Flame' is a slow-growing, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, fragrant, grey-green leaves and masses of tiny, pale pink, cup-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Flowers will fade to white as they age.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; White, Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut back by half after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Diosma hirsuta 'Silver Flame' (Wild buchu 'Silver Flame') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.7m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Roof terrace, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in a sunny, lime-free, sheltered site. Protect with a thick, dry, winter mulch in cold areas. Alternatively, overwinter indoors in areas with prolonged freezing temperatures.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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