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Orthosiphon stamineus/Cat's Whiskers

Orthosiphon stamineus / Orthosiphon stamineus
White summer flowers and foliage
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White summer flowers and foliage

White flowers with "whiskers"

Several flowers

Flower and foliage

Close-up image of a flower and foliage

Flowers and a spike of buds

A lavender colored selection

Late stage of flowering

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Scientific Name: Orthosiphon stamineus
Common Name: Cat's Whiskers
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Is used as a plant for pots, containers or planted out in the garden. Flowers may be from white to light blue. Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees find this plant attractive. Treated as a perennial where hardy and as an annual elsewhere. Easy to root from cuttings and grows easily from seeds. Cut back old straggly plants to encourage new growth and flowering late in the season.