Cat Whiskers Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, TX
Question by odom8
August 19, 1999
I purchased a plant called "Cat Whiskers". Does it bloom & if so what color and description. What kind of soild does it like, shade or sunny, etc.

Answer from NGA
August 19, 1999


Cat's Whiskers is Orthosiphon stamineus. It's an unusual plant for garden beds or containers. The plant produces long white or blue flowers with long stamens (cat?s whiskers) over glossy green foliage. It's a perennial from zone 7 south. Provide well-draining soil and full sun. Keep the soil moist; requires heavy watering, especially in the summer months.

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