Barleria repens purple is a hardy, evergreen, small and fairly drought resistant herbaceous shrublet that tends to sprawl.
It blooms profusely with glossy, dark purple flowers in summer and autumn but also has a few flowers for most of the year.
The flowers attract insects to the garden. It has dark, glossy leaves and grows well in sun or semi-shade and should be pruned to keep it in shape.
This plant is more compact than Barleria obtusa and can be pruned into a lovely small hedge. This colourful plant is beautiful planted at the base of small trees or in amongst smaller grasses for a more natural look.
It also makes a wonderful container plant. Plant in well-drained, compost rich soil and mulch well.
Size 30 to 50cm