This South African lavender variety is known for its resilience, delightful fragrance, and nearly year-round blooming. To cultivate its best performance, plant in full sun, allowing adequate spacing for proper air circulation between the plants.
While Lavenders can thrive in pots, ensure you use high-quality, well-draining potting soil. For optimal growth, consider fertilizing from spring to autumn with products like Atlantic Bio Ocean or Vigorosa 5:1:5.
An evergreen perennial, this plant is widely cultivated for it’s dramatic, colourful flowers and structural shape. The beautiful orange, blue and white flowering display can be admired during May to December.
Strelitzia is a bold structural plant that is wind resistant and grows well in coastal gardens too. Provided that they are given lots of bright light with some direct sun they can be successfully grown indoors. Feed with compost in early spring before new growth begins and then fertilize during the growing season. Indigenous.
A clump-forming perennial with narrow leaves and large clusters of fragrant, violet flowers from midsummer to autumn. Very striking when mass-planted in your garden to create a colourful display. The leaves are edible and can be used as substitute for garlic and chives in cooking. It can be used as an edging plant, along a pathway and displayed in a rockery. Drought -resistant , low-maintenance and easy to grow.
Salvia Leucantha, an evergreen perennial, features fuzzy white stems, grey-green leaves, and velvet-like purple flower spikes. This tough and wind-resistant shrub blooms in late summer, reaching its peak beauty in early autumn.
For optimal growth, plant it in well-drained soil with full to partial sun. Ensure proper spacing and enrich the soil with organic compost.
To care for Salvia Leucantha, water regularly without over-soaking the soil, apply balanced fertilizer in spring, and prune in late winter. Adding mulch around the base conserves moisture and reduces weed growth.
This low-maintenance beauty is perfect for effortless landscaping.
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Butterfly Lavender | Lavandula Pedunculata 'The Princess Lavender'
A stunning and tidy Lavender variety with vibrant pink blooms that emit a lovely fragrance throughout an extended blooming season. Ideal for containers, edging your herb garden, or creating an enchanting low hedge, it becomes a drought-tolerant star once it takes root, demanding minimal watering and thriving in well-draining soil.
Frangipani’s are small tropical trees with highly fragrant flowers that bloom freely from spring to autumn. Various colours are available. This spectacular deciduous tree handles wind and coastal conditions. They grow well in pots. This tree has been classified as having a non invasive root system. All parts of the Frangipani are considered mildly toxic.
Fantastic for making barbecue skewers - just thread meat or veg on the stems. Rosemary is a woody perennial herb with aromatic needle-like leaves. Perfect choice for a fragrant low hedge or planted in a container. Bright blue flowers in late winter or spring. Attractive and drought-tolerant. Many culinary and medicinal uses.
A late season pomegranate with orange-red flowers. The fruit has a red to purple skin. This variety is popular for making pomegranate juice. Wonderful is a fast grower, produces an abundance of fruit, is drought resistant and mostly pest free.
Known as Spekboom, this easy-to-grow indigenous plant typically reaches heights of 2 meters in garden settings. Its small, non-invasive root system makes it perfect for poolside or boundary planting. With its compact structure, it's an excellent choice for accent planting, bonsai enthusiasts, and hedges, and it readily accepts regular pruning. These truly 'green' succulents play a vital role in combating air pollution by acting as carbon sponges, effectively removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
One of the most beautiful indigenous trees. Tough enough to be used as a street tree and small enough to fit into a townhouse garden. When in flower at Christmas it looks like a giant candy floss, as the tree transforms into a cloud of soft pink balls. It is classified as having a non invasive root system.
This dwarf cultivar of Carissa macrocarpa is a popular groundcover which seldom grows more than knee height. It forms a dense mat of attractive, glossy emerald green foliage. Fragrant, starry white flowers and edible red fruit occasionally throught the year. Also looks great in a container. Due to its hardiness, drought-resistance and evergreen nature it is widely used in commercial landscapes, along road sides and in parking areas under trees. Indigenous.
This perennial Gazania is native to the mountains of South Africa and produce large, daisy-like flowerheads in brilliant shades of yellow, white, red, pink and orange, in autumn, spring and summer. They are often planted as a drought-tolerant groundcover.
Highly recommended for its prolific growth, Salt Bush (Rhagodia Hastata) lends itself beautifully to marvelous formal applications, including crafting shaped balls and clipped hedges.
When planting, choose a well-drained soil location with full to partial sun exposure for optimal results. Its fantastic silvery-grey foliage not only adds its own allure but also showcases the colors of the plants planted around it, creating a visually stunning landscape.
Happy Hour is full with an upright and mounded habit and large semi-double blooms in vivid colours with excellent performance. Happy Hour is bred to bloom under reduced daylengths, will therefore bloom two weeks earlier than other varieties. Drought and heat tolerant and excellent for edging and works well in containers.
Indigenous, neat, evergreen, decorative tree for medium-large sized gardens. It is a useful screener tree and provides contrast in the garden due to its grey-green foliage. Thrives in large pots and responds well to pruning. Hardy and drought resistant. Withstands coastal and windy conditions. The wild olive has beautiful wood for furniture making. Has many medicinal uses.
The flower can be described as a purple fairy with white wings. Lavender is a wonderful and fragrant addition to your garden. Flowers from mid spring until early summer. Plant where there is good air circulation and well drained soil.
A popular indigenous garden plant with variegated leaves and pinkish-mauve flowers in summertime. Very useful to fill difficult hot corners in your garden, as it is drought-resistant, but will flourish with regular watering. A perfect groundcover to cover large areas and also excellent used as borders or edging. The leaves and flowers are edible, and can be used in salads and other dishes.
The 'Grande' version of the spekboom has slightly larger leaves than the rest of its family. This versatile plant is considered by many to be a miracle plant and is highly regarded for its ability to fight climate change. This plant acts like a carbon sponge and statistics indicate that a spekboom thicket is 10 times more effective per hectare in carbon fighting than any rainforest.
For care, provide well-drained soil and ample sunlight. Water sparingly, as it's drought-resistant. Occasional pruning helps maintain its shape and promote branching.
This proudly indigenous plant is also commonly known as the "Natal Plum"or large"num-num". An extremely easy-to-grow, thorny shrub often used for hedges. It produces shiny, deep green leaves and perfumy,snowy white flowers in summer. The ornamental plump, round, crimson fruit appears in summer and autumn at the same time as the blooms.
A popular indigenous, evergreen choice for coastal areas.
Low maintenance and easy to grow. Plant 1m apart to form impenetrable hedge.
This colourful crassula is a firm favourite as it sets your garden alight with its fleshy propeller-like leaves that mature from bright lime-green to bright red. Also very pretty in containers or hanging baskets.
Africa's tallest aloe, forming branches with orange spikes as flowers, forms an excellent focal point in any garden. Widely used for its architectural shape. Often used in office parks and commercial sites. Young trees do well in pots but ensure pot is sturdy and wide.
Pride of India is a beautiful crape myrtle tree with striking purple to black foliage, crowned with eye-catching blooms in purple, pink or red. Drought tolerant once established. Grows beautifully in patio planters. When planted in the garden it has a non invasive root system.
This Cordyline is very suitable to the South-African garden as it is heat tolerant and water wise. For a splash of colour choose this evergreen perennial which is clump forming and boasts dazzling marroon leaves with hot pink margins.
Evergreen and performs well in containers or surrounded by other plants
A compact and hardy lavender with mauve-lilac, butterfly-like petals on silver green aromatic foliage. Flowers from mid spring to early summer. Plant where there is good air circulation and well drained soil. A wonderful and fragrant addition to your garden.
‘Frantoio’ is the most noted olive oil variety of Tuscany, Italy and makes an excellent potted specimen. White flowers in spring produce small round to oval black fruit in Autumn. Self-pollinating, but can be used to pollinate other cultivars. Plant in well-draining soil.