Asystasia gangetica

Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica

Common names: creeping foxglove (English). 
Botanical name: Asystasia gangetica

Creeping foxglove, Asystasia gangetica, is a fast-spreading African groundcover. Its dark green leaves and cream flowers with purple markings make it very attractive. It thrives in sun or shade, roots easily, and covers large areas quickly. Be cautious as it can be invasive and smother other plants. Control growth by pruning. Propagate from cuttings or runners. Leaves are edible and used as a spinach. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Plant in any soil with compost. Protect young plants from frost.

Uses & Benefits: food, pot plant

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Family: Acanthaceae
Type: creeper, ground cover
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