Asystasia gangetica

Water Needs

low; moderate

Asystasia gangetica
Groundcover; Perennial
Creeping Foxglove

30 x 60 cm; will scramble up other plants


Light Conditions

shade; semi-shade; sun


tender; light


White-purple; peak time is summer; summer autumn winter spring

sun; shade; semi-shade; damp soils; sandy soils; dry soils; shrubbery; screen; slope bank; wildlife butterflies bees insects butterfly host

Garden Situation


forest; Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape


Subtropical East Coast; thicket; Bushveld Savanna; Highveld

Rain Season


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An attractive, trouble-free groundcover that spreads rapidly, germinating easily around the garden. Effective in large shady to lightly shaded sections, and partial shade. Use the Creeping Foxglove in a mixed screen where its competitive nature is acceptable. It does well in containers and takes well to shaping. Host plant to numerous butterfly and moth species. Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica