What to plant this month

Blue Echeveria (Echeveria secunda)

Echeveria is a large genus of succulent rosette like plants that are spectacular in flower beds and pots. They are evergreen and very rewarding.
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Aloe Peri-Peri var. ‘Peri Peri’

A dramatically long flowering period, with its masses of sizzling hot orange-red flowers. Small suckering aloe. Ideal for mass planting as well as containers.
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Fountain Bush (Russelia equisetiformis ‘Fire Cracker’)

A weeping shrub that, when in full bloom, looks as if it is raining flowers. These slender, red, tubular flowers appear in summer and hang on the plant like little fire crackers during most of the year.
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Citrus Lemon ‘Eureka’ (Citrus limon)

Description/characteristics of the plant: • An attractive fruit tree that bears multiple crops throughout the year with the main crop being produced in winter.
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Aloe Sea Urchin™ var. ‘ANDsea’ PBR

Vibrant orange flowers on short stems in late winter. Sculptural plants with succulent leaves. Attractive flowers on long stems. Drought resistant.
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Rhododendrons, azaleas (Rhododendron x hybrids) An attractive shrub, native to Japan

An attractive shrub, native to Japan
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Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas. ‘Blueberry Ruffles’)

Lavandula is the genus name for what we all know as Lavender. A wonderful hardy plant that is actually related to the mint family and is mostly endemic to countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
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Columbine (Aquilegia ‘Songbird’)

This compact plant has eye catching, darling bell shaped flowers from in an assortment of colours. It flowers from Spring to Autumn, enjoys semi shade and reaches a height of 50cm.
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Blue Potato Bush (Solanum) Patio Standard Abundance of purple flowers during Summer and Autumn

Abundance of purple flowers during Summer and Autumn
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tanika

Tanika (Lomandra longifolia)

Tanika Lomandra has been introduced in landscapes across South Africa recently. An evergreen improved compact fine leaf form, this low maintenance plant is perfect for landscape professionals and gardeners alike.
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Spekboom (Portulacaria afra)

Also known as Elephant’s food/the Pork bush, Portulacaria afra is a succulent shrub with small rounded leaves and a contrasting red stem.
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Delosperma

Klipvygie (Delosperma cooperi)

Delosperma belongs to the Aizoceae family commonly known as ‘Vygies’. Delosperma cooperi are known as ‘Klipvygie’ or ‘Coopers Ice Plant’ and are indigenous to South Africa where they are mainly found in the drier parts of our country.
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Fairy Bells (Dierama pendulum)

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!
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Parrot’s Beak (Lotus berthelotii)

The parrot’s Beak Lotus berthelotii is endemic to the beautiful Canary Islands; however these beautiful plants are thought to be almost extinct in the wild.
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Pelargonium Grandiflorium

Pelargonium grandiflorum Elegance. A real show stopper, for plants that you can admire in your garden,  plant in a sunny to a partially shaded position.
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Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata Red Edge)

Crassula ovata Crassula ovata “Red Edge’ is an excellent container plant and is proudly South African. It makes a true waterwise garden specimen with its green oval shaped leaves and distinct red edge.
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