Specie: B albiflora
white flowers brunia (albiflora means white-flowered. The Afrikaans common names are strictly applied to Brunia noduliflora (= B.nodiflora), but are used to refer to this species)
Name in Latin: Bruniaceae
Name in English: Brunia
Origin: Western Cape form the Hottentots Holland Mountains to Hermanus
Growth Habit: seedling, grown in well drained soil, sun, water well.
Flower: small, crowded into a tight spherical knob like inflorescences that are clustered into flat, rounded heads.
Blooming Period: late summer to autumn
great as cutflower for texture, wonderful for nature inspired arrangements, lovely cutflower, and an excellent filler.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 10-20 days
Amount of water: moderate
Nutrition: floral preservative
Special handling: when harvesting for sustainability never remove more than 80% of all flowerheads.
The brunia family consists of 77 species in 12 genera: Brunia, Berzelia, Nebelia, Staavia, Audouinia, Linconia, Lonchostoma, Mniothamnea, Thamnea, Pseudobaeckea, Tittmannia and Raspalia.