Monthly Top Plants

Water Starlet

Water Starlet (Spiloxene aquatica)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are! Water Starlet is a winter-growing bulb commonly found in seasonal pools, vlei edges and marshes in Namaqualand and the Southern and Eastern Cape.
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The camp fire plant

The Camp Fire plant (Crassula capitella)

A campfire’s stacked and crisscrossed wood, once lit, gives a magical light as it burns away and the Campfire succulent is aptly named, with its stacked propeller like leaves and beautiful red orange colour.
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brush cherry

Brush Cherry (Syzygium paniculatum) standard

Creamy powder-puff flowers appear early in summer, followed by fairly small, edible, dark pink to red fruit. Plant in full sun, to light shade and keep soil evenly moist.
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Cape Waterblommetjies

Cape Water Blommetjie (Aponogeton distachyos)

Cape Waterblommetjies occur naturally in the winter rainfall areas of the Cape, bursting forth as soon as the ponds and vleis fill up after the first winter rains.
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Cape Thatching Reed

Cape Thatching Reed (Elegia tectorum (Syn. Chondropetalum tectorum)

(Syn. Chondropetalum tectorum). Cape Thatching Reed – not a Reed at all, but a Restio! Restios are leafless, grass-like perennials of which the male and female flowers are borne on separate plants.
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Gazania Family

‘Treasure Flowers’ – Gazania Family

The Gazania family is yet another of South Africa’s indigenous gems that provide unbeatable colour. They are known as ‘Botterblomme’ in Afrikaans and are often referred to as ‘Treasure Flowers’ in English.
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Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum ‘White Mountain’)

This outstanding plant provides masses of stunning white blooms with large golden centres that create a wow factor in any garden.
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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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Little Ruby

Little Ruby (Alternanthera dentata)

Compact, spreading habit and deep burgundy foliage, more frost tolerant than the common form. Little Ruby Alternanthera is the perfect mounding ground cover with a compact, spreading habit and deep burgundy foliage making it a real stand out plant in the garden.
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Little Rev

Little Rev (Dianella Revoluta)

Its compact blue-grey foliage, great architectural form and little to no maintenance required once established. Little Rev Dianella is a very hardy plant with a beautiful form, making it perfect for modern landscapes.
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Abelia Francis Mason Patio

Abelia Francis Mason Patio Standard

Masses of small and long lasting, white, trumpet-shaped flowers appear on the branches in summer. Hardy and ideal for growing hedges.
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Cancer Bush (Sutherlandia frutescens)

Sutherlandia frutescens is an indigenous shrub known as the Cancer Bush, Balloon Pea, Blaasbossie or Hoenderbelletjie. It occurs naturally throughout the dry parts of South Africa.
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