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Psoralea pinnata

African Scrufpea

Fountain Bush, Blue Pea, Blue Psoralea, African Scrufpea
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Psoralea pinnata
Principal Common Name African Scrufpea
Common Name(s) Fountain Bush, Blue Pea, Blue Psoralea, African Scrufpea
Description A fragrant fine textured wispy shrub blooming in spring with purple, blue and white flowers.
General Comments Although this plant likes to be planted near streams in its native habitat it can be drought tolerant in Southern California. It likes well drained soil but will tolerate heavy soil if allowed to be on the dry side during summer. Smells like Grape Kool-aid.
Nativity South Africa
Height Range
Spread Range
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Light Green
Leaf Texture Feathery : Fine
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Purple, Purple-blue, with white eye
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average : Difficult
Light Preferences Morning Sun : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Moist : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Fragrance : Shade tolerant

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