Angelonia or summer snap dragons are perfect for hot summer gardens. Their cool and refreshing colours range from lilac to purple and then to white.View
Gaura’s are commonly known as the Butterfly Bush, Bee Blossom, Angel Wings, Butterflies in the Wind or Wand Flower.Gaura ‘Belleza’ is a gardener’s dream as it is easy to grow, is fast growing and has a long lasting display of blooms.View
Lobelia ‘Curacao’ (Blue)
It is said that plants and colour are hugely influenced by fashion, if this is so then the trend for Curacao blue is going to be huge.View
Ocimum basilicum var. (Columnar Basil) is also known as Greek Basil. Columnar Basil is a perennial plant that is strongly aromatic and is classified as a herb.
Rudbeckia ‘Denver Daisy’
For cheery yellow masses of show stopping colour one must plant Denver daisies.These easy to care for compact plants produce large golden-yellow daisies with a black centre cone framed by a mahogany-red eye.View
Scabiosa Columbaria Butterfly Blue + Pink Mist (Pincushion Flower)
(Common name: Pincushion Flower)
A winner for all gardens!Scabiosa is a stunning perennial addition to sunny gardens! This hardy, low growing plant produces an abundance of delicate pretty flowers, on thin wispy stems that brighten up the summer garden for months on end.View
Berry ‘Blueberry Powder Blue’
Vaccinium corymbosum (Blue Berries)
Could Blue berries be the world’s healthiest food? Blue berries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fruits!
Common name: sweet marjoram
This wonderful fragrant and edible Mediterranean herb has a mild citrus flavour and is fantastic when roasted with sweet potatoes!
Evolvulus ‘Blue My Mind’
This plant will truly blow your mind with its true blue flowers and consistent flowering. It is perfect to use as a ground cover in the garden or in containers where it will form a mounding mat of blue flowers.View
Also known as Elephant’s food/the Pork bush, Portulacaria afra is a succulent shrub with small rounded leaves and a contrasting red stem.View
Zinnia Zahara Sunburst
Zinnia Zahara have striking summer flowers and Sunburst™ top’s this list with its striking orange and red bi colour flowers.View
Solanum rantonnetii Montreux
Solanum Montreux is superb garden filler with its bushy growth and blast of colour in spring.This evergreen becomes covered in rounded blue-violet flowers with yellow centres in the early summer months and is a strong grower.View
Gaura’s are commonly known as the Butterfly Bush, Bee Blossom, Angel Wings, Butterflies in the Wind or Wand Flower.Gaura ‘Belleza RED’ is a gardener’s dream as it is easy to grow, is fast growing and has a long lasting display of blooms.View
Coprosma repens varieties
The Mirror plantGlossy and almost polished leaves denote that this plant is often referred to as the mirror bush.View
Cordyline banksii ‘Electric Pink’
For hot pink instant colour all year round you can’t go wrong with Cordyline Electric Pink!This evergreen perennial is clump forming and boasts dazzling maroon leaves with hot pink margins.View
Who can resist the juicy, sweet, bright fruit of a strawberry?They are easy and rewarding to grow and will do well amongst other shrubs in a garden bed or in a pot.View
Easy to Plant. Exceptional Performance.Garden success has never been simpler with easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow SunPatiens. The thicker petals and tough foliage of these impatiens mean they are less prone to disease, and their strong sturdy stems tolerate high heat and humidity, rain and adverse weather conditions.View
A wonderful juxtaposition occurs in the Eastern Cape veld from spring to early summer. Graceful wedding bells or African hairbells start peeking through the brown shades of veld, little treasure mounds of green and mauve that are a sure sign that warmer weather and picnics are on the way!View
Hundreds and millions of bell shaped flowers on Calibrachoa make it a ‘must have’ trailing ground cover in gardens.Calibrachoa look similar to Petunia’s and the flowers, while much smaller, look very alike.View
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