Euryops virgineus (Honey Euryops, River Resin Bush, Heuningmargriet)

Indigenous Description.  Fast-growing and extremely hardy, the Honey Euryops has fine dark-green needle-like foliage. Stunning in full flower when it becomes covered in masses of small yellow honey scented flowers. Plant in large groups as background shrubs which will once again surprise with a…

Euryops pectinatus (Golden Daisy, Gouemargrietjie, Wolhaarpuisbos)

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

Thunbergia alata (Black-eyed Susan, Swartoognooi)

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…

Jasminum multipartitum (Starry Wild Jasmine, Sterretjies-jasmyn)

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…