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Euryops pectinatus (Golden Daisy, Gouemargrietjie, Wolhaarpuisbos)

Euryops pectinatus

Indigenous

  • Description.  Free-flowering and fast-growing, this attractive bush has soft silvery-grey foliage and bright sunny-yellow daisy flowers that attract bees and other pollinators. This makes it a useful low maintenance shrub in a bird garden.
  • 1 m x 1 m.
  • Sun
  • Small rounded shrub
  • Evergreen
  • Frost hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Wind resistant
  • Flowering time – June till October

 

 

Dietes grandiflora (Fairy Iris, Large Wild Iris, Feë-iris, Groot Wilde-iris, Isiqungasehlati)

Dietes grandiflora

Indigenous

  • Description.  Large, delicate and rather beautiful white-orange and mauve flowers are displayed on long (about 1 m high) slender stalks above clumps of stiff strap-shaped dark-green leaves. They attract lots of bees and other pollinators. Extremely popular with landscapers as they are very reliable and mass planted in large office complex and public places. Combined with Agapanthus or Tulbaghia, they can look suburb.
  • 1 m x 1 m.
  • Sun to semi-shade.
  • Clumps of strap-shaped leaves
  • Evergreen
  • Frost hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Drought resistant
  • Wind resistant
  • Flowering time – November to January

 

Dietes bicolor (Yellow Wild Iris, Peacock Flower, Poublom, Uiltjie, Isiqungasehlati)

Dietes

Indigenous

  • Description.  Masses of lovely lemon-yellow (spotted black) flowers are displayed on tall (about 90 cm high) stalks above green clumps of strap-shaped flowers, each nearly a meter long and softly drooping ends. It attracts bees and other insects which in turn attract insectivorous birds. Extremely popular with landscapers as they are very reliable and mass planted in large office complex and public places.
  • 1 m x 1 m.
  • Sun
  • Clumps of strap-shaped leaves
  • Evergreen
  • Frost hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Drought resistant
  • Wind resistant
  • Flowering time – October to January

 

Barleria repens (Small Bush Violet, Bosviooltjie, Kleinbosviooltjie)

Indigenous

  • Description.  The Small Bush Violet has somewhat shiny, soft green leaves and deep purple-mauve (or pink-red) tubular flowers. Fast-growing and wonderfully easy-going and wonderfully easy-going. It will adapt to a number of situations. Mass plant it in partial shade under trees to form a groundcover. It quite happily scrambles up into surrounding trees and shrubs (up to 2 m) new branches tend to take root as they touch the ground, so this plant can quickly increase its territory if not kept in check. Provide good, light well drained soil and plenty of compost and other organic material.
  • 75 cm x 1 m.
  • Light shade to full sun
  • Rounded bush and groundcover
  • Evergreen
  • Semi hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Drought resistant
  • Wind resistant
  • Flowering time – February to April

 

Barleria obtusa (Bush Violet, Bosviooltjie, iDololenkonyana)

Indigenous

  • Description.  The Bush Violet is a rounded bushy shrub that tends to sprawl or scramble. It has small soft oval leaves covered in silky hairs, and masses of tubular blue-mauve, pink or white flowers. The leaves are often browsed by stock and game whilst the flowers attract butterflies. Use it to line pathways or driveways, cut back any branches that sprawl onto the path or roadway. In cooler areas plant it in a protected position in a good well-drained soil and water well in summer whilst adding plenty of compost.
  • 75 cm x 1 m.
  • Light shade
  • Rounded bush
  • Evergreen
  • Semi hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Drought resistant
  • Wind resistant
  • Flowering time – March to April

 

Anisodontea scabrosa (subsp. A. julii) (Pink Mallow, Pienk-kiesieblaar, Harigemalva)

Pink Mallow

Indigenous

  • Description.  The Pink Mallow has soft hairy three-lobed leaves that are aromatic and often sticky. Masses of smallish (about 2 cm diameter) pink-mauve flowers, each marked with dark-pink streaks, grace this rewarding free-flowering shrub.
  • 2 m x 1 m.
  • Sun and semi-shade
  • Small shrub
  • Evergreen
  • Frost hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Wind resistant
  • Flowering time – August to March

 

Thunbergia alata (Black-eyed Susan, Swartoognooi)

Black Eyed Susan

Indigenous

  • Description.  Popular creeper with small slightly hairy heart shaped leaves with masses of trumpet shaped orange or yellow flowers, each with a black throat. The flowers attract bees. Larvae of the Eyed Pansy butterfly feed on the plant.
  • 3 m x 1m.
  • Sun
  • Creeper
  • Deciduous
  • Half hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Wind resistant
  • Ideal creeper
  • Flowering time – Anytime, Summer

 

Jasminum multipartitum (Starry Wild Jasmine, Sterretjies-jasmyn)

Jasminum multipartitum (Starry wild Jasmine)

Indigenous

  • Description.  The Starry Wild Jasmine’s glossy dark green foliage is decorated in spring with masses of jasmine-like flowers. These fragrant white flowers are tinted deep-pink below and are followed by small shiny black fleshy fruits. The flowers attract insects to the garden and insectivorous birds. The fruits are popular with fruit eating birds.
  • 2- 3 m variable.
  • Sun to semi-shade
  • Bush type creeper
  • Deciduous
  • Half hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Wind resistant
  • Ideal creeper but needs support i.e. carport or trellis
  • Flowering time – August to January