Gomphostigma virgatum

Common Name:
River star
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Scrophulariaceae (formerly in Buddlejaceae)
Geographic Origin:
South and southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
Many stemmed evergreen shrub has short narrow grey leaves closely held along flexible branches. Spikes of white flowers appear at stem tips in spring and early summer. Habit of this shrub is dense and rounded. Sun to part shade, moderate to occasional watering, hardy to 10 degrees F. or less.