Freylinia tropica, Blue Honey-bell, is one of southern Africa’s most attractive and versatile shrubs for the garden. It gets a showy abundance of flowers in spring, but has some flowers all through the warmer months. The dainty flowers may be white, pale blue, mauve to purple. The plant may be a spindly, narrow and upright shrub or small tree, but can easily be shaped into an attractive, dense shrub. Freylinia tropica is cold hardy and a water-wise, drought resistant plant.