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Attracts Birds fynbos and protea seeds

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Metalasia muricata

Commonly known as Blombos, White Bristle Bush

  • This is a must for any fynbos water wise garden.
  • It has superb woolly grey foliage and in the winter has abundant compact white flower heads.
  • It grows to a height of around 1.5 and a spread of 1m and grows into a lovely rounded shrub.
  • It is very hardy and has adapted itself to harsh coastal conditions.
  • It grows well in sandy soil and loves to be in a position of full sun.
  • Seeds to be sown in autumn.
  • Will attarct birds to your garden.
$0.08

Leonotis leonurus

 

Commonly known as Wild Dagga,   Lion's Ear

 

  • It grows to a height of about 2 m.
  • This is a showy shrub with brilliant orange velvety flowers, with long upper parts which stay in good condition for longer than the lower petals.
  • It has four angled leafy stems and the leaves are coarse and hairy and occur in pairs.
  • It is a very adaptable plant and will grow almost anywhere.
  • It requires a sunny position.
  • Plant seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • Will attract sunbirds to your garden.
  • An infusion is made of 2-3 cups of leaves, stems and flowers in a litre of boiling water and left to cool.
  • When added to your bath, this will give relief to muscular aches and pains, itchy skin and eczema.
  • You can also dab it directly onto bites, boils and bee stings.

     

$0.08

Mimetes chrysanthus

Commonly known as Golden Pagoda

  • Grows into an erect shrub - upto 2m in height.
  • Has greenish, grey leaves with a single trunk.
  • Produces dense flowerheads from late summer to early winter.
  • Is great sepciman for small garden or pots or rockery
  • Enjoys being lightly pruned.
  • Will attract nectar feeding birds to your garden.
  • It is easy to grow and seeds should be sown in autumn.
Golden Pagoda$0.09