Other Common Names: Mochosma, Misty Plume Bush, Ginger Bush
Synonyms: Iboza riparia
A cloud of pale mauve flowers is seen in winter. Male and female flowers occur on separate plants, but cultivated plants are usually male. They are said to have a better floral display. The normal method of propagation is by cuttings..
In spite of the common names, this plant is not used as a culinary herb. However, the leaves are aromatic.
Tetradenia ripariawas discussed in more detail in the 10-07-2020 edition of Get Results Gardening. That's a weekly email publication for Australian gardeners, especially those in the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate parts of the country. If you request a free trial (see calyx.com.au/getresultsgardening.html for instructions) you can ask for a copy of the 10-07-2020 edition to be sent as well if you want to read the article about nutmeg bush (Australian residents only, please).
Nutmeg Bush in the Landscape
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