Plectranthus saccatus (Stoep Jacaranda, Stoepjakaranda)

Indigenous Description.  A fast-growing soft-wooded shrub with small light-green leaves. Sprays of delicate pale-purple flowers, the largest of all the South African Plectranthus, appear from midsummer onwards. Mass plant it in light shade under trees to form an excellent and attractive groundcover. Use it…

Hypoestes aristata (Ribbon Bush, Seeroogblommetjie, Lintbos, Uhladlwana olukhulu)

Indigenous Description.  The fast-growing Ribbon Bush with petals that curl like florist ribbons hence the name, has soft hairy dark-green leaves and pretty spikes of tubular flowers. The nicest thing about the plant is that it flowers just before winter when everything else are…

Freylinia tropica (Blue Honeybell Bush, Inyanga Hedge Plant, Blou Heuningklokkiesbos)

Indigenous Description.  Small delicate looking blue-mauve flowers hide amongst the shiny bright-green leaves of this rather erect, narrow and sparse shrub. Flowers may also be white or lilac and in the wild often forms a small tree of 3-4 meters high. Mass plant in…

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…