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Ideal for Small Gardens fynbos and protea seeds

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Serruria florida

Commonly known as Blushing Bride, Pride of Franschhoek

  • This is one of the most delicately beautiful flowers of the Proteaceae family and is often used by florists in bridal bouquets.
  • It grows to a height of around 1.5m, becoming straggly if left unpruned.
  • They like full sun and resent any addition of fertilizer.
  • The flowers are small and compact and made up of clusters of up to 8 flowerheads per branch.
  • They have a white/creamy colour with a delicate blush of pink, which is caused by the movement of the flower.
  • The flowers have a papery feel and have an exceptionally long vase life - up to 6 weeks.
  • They flower during early spring and would be a superb addition to any garden.
  • Plant seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
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Geranium incanum

Commonly known as Carpet Geranium

  • It is a herbaceous perennial and is very popular as a ground cover.
  • It grows to a height of 30 cm and a spread of 50 cm or more.
  • It has the most beautiful mauve flowers set in evergreen grey-green lacy leaves.
  • It flowers from spring to winter.
  • It can be grown in sun or shade - in shade the flowers are a deeper purple.
  • The leaves make a refreshing healthy herbal cup of tea as they contain no caffeine. Add honey to sweeten.
  • A stronger infusion of the leaves is recommended for expelling worms: a quarter of a cup of fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water, left to steep for 10 minutes, and then drunk in the morning. Repeat daily for 2 weeks. This mixture can also be added to your pets drinking water and expels the worms in less than 2 weeks.
  • Half a handful of leaves in a cup of boiling water also helps with lower back pain, bladder infections and menstrual disorders.
  • The flowers are edible and can be used in salads to add some colour.
  • Sow seeds in autumn or spring.
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Coleonema pulchellum

Commonly known as Confettii Bush

  • When in flower, the bush looks as if white or pink confetti has been sprinkled over it.
  • It is a must for any garden – is highly adaptable to different climates, hardy to wind and frost tolerant and grows into a beautiful evergreen, feathery, aromatic shrub of upto 2m in height.
  • It flowers anytime from late winter to early summer and the flowers are pink or white tiny star shaped flowers.
  • The leaves have excellent insect repellent properties.
  • Campers use it by rubbing their bedding with twigs and leaves to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.
  • Fisherman also use it to get rid of the fishy smell on their hands. You can make a wash by adding a cup of leaves and flowers to 1 litre of boiling water and allowing it to steep. It also gives a lovely fresh scent to pot pourri.
  • The best time to use it is during spring and summer when the bush is in flower.
  • Great as cut flower as filler.
  • Plant seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
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Leucadendron daphnoides

Commonly known as Dutoitskloof conebush

  • This is a sturdy shrub, growing up to 1 to 2m
  • The upper leaves go through a series of colour changes - green, ivory, reddish, then green again. 
  • Flowering occurs from mid winter to spring
  • It is very attractive and easy cultivate - great speciman for small gardens
  • Sow seeds in Autumn.
  • Species is hardy to USDA Zone 8.
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Euryops virgineus

Commonly known as Honey euryops, River resin bush, Heuningmagriet

  • This is an exceptionally hardy, easy to grow and attractive shrub.
  • It grows to a height and spread of 1.5 – 3m and grows into a lovely rounded bush.
  • It produces masses of yellow flowers in summer.
  • It has beautiful evergreen foliage which is also very attractive, even when the bush is not in flower.
  • It is happiest in a position of full sun and is also frost tolerant.
  • Seeds should be planted in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
$0.08

Watsonia borbonica

Commonly known as Pink watsonia

  • It grows to height of 1-2 m with a spread of 30cm.
  • Flowers are pink and they flower in summer.
  • Are elegant, graceful plants that would enhance any garden.
  • They enjoy full sun, well drained soil and are easy to grow.
  • Plant seeds in autumn.
  • This is a winter growing species.
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Kniphofia caulescens

Commonly known as Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily

  • The upper half of the flower is coral pink to deep orange and the lower part is pale greenish yellow to cream.
  • It grows to height of 40-70cm.
  • Flowering occurs from summer to autumn.
  • This is a very attractive plant that will not go unnoticed in your garden when in flower.
  • It enjoys a position of full sun.
  • This species is evergreen.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 6.
  • Sow seeds in spring.
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Polygala myrtifloia

Commonly known as September Bush

  • Although it flowers throughout the year, the flowering peaks in spring.
  • It is a hardy, adaptable wide spread evergreen shrub, growing to height of 2m.
  • It is fast growing and waterwise and can be grown in those difficult spots which receive full sun and semi-shade during the day.
  • It responds well to light pruning and is very easily grown from seed.
  • Can be sown in spring or autumn.
  • Is hardy to USDA zone 8.
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Bulbine frutescens

Commonly known as Snake Plant, Burn Jelly Plant, Cats Tail  

  • It is a succulent perennial plant with stems up to 30 cm in length.
  • The leaves grow in a rosette fashion and are smooth and fleshy.
  • The flowers are delicate yellow flowers carried on a single stem.
  • It is drought, heat and frost resistant and spreads into attractive clumps.
  • These clumps can be divided up.
  • It can also be grown indoors as a pot plant.
  • Sow seeds in spring or autumn.
  • The juice or sap from the leaves is widely used in treating burns, stings, insect bites, ringworm, cold sores and cracked lips.
  • The leaf is easily broken open and the sap rubbed directly onto the area.
  • You can also make a warm poultice of the mashed up leaf and apply directly to the area.
  • An infusion can be made from a few leaves thrown into a cup of boiling water. The strained drink is then taken to treat colds, coughs and arthritis.
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Dimorphotheca sinuata

Commonly known as the 'African or Namaqualand' daisy

  • This is a spring/summer flowering annual.
  • It's responsible for the sheets of brilliant orange/yellow flowers that attract so many visitors to the Western Cape in the spring.
  • It is easily grown from seed and hence very rewarding.
  • Grows well in rockeries, on slopes and is a stunning addition to any garden
  • The flowers will attract butterflies and the bees love to collect nectar from them too.
  • Great for a small garden.
Commonly known as 'African Daisy'$0.06

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Commonly known as the Arum Lily.

  • It grows to a height of 1m, can be grown in full sun or semi-shade, and is a beautiful specimen for any garden.
  • It has creamy-ivory spathes and flowers from spring to summer.
  • It is striking as a cut flower with lovely long stems.
  • Enjoys a moist position.
  • The young leaves and stems are used as a relish with other foods - cut up and boiled they are often added to mielie-meal porridge.
  • The leaves are also used to treat burns & insect bites - very soothing, and they are used to draw boils and infected sores. The leaves need to be washed with hot water and, while still warm, placed on the affected area and bound on with bandage or plaster to keep them in position and left on overnight. This process can be repeated if necessary.
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Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Commonly known as the Chinkerinchee

  • Speices grows to a height of 50cm and spread of 30cm.
  • It prodces a stem of white, delicate flowers.
  • Flowering takes place from spring to summer.
  • The flowers are excellent cut flowers lasting for 2-4 weeks.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • This is a winter growing species.
  • Does very well in pots too.
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Senecia elegans

Commonly known as the Wild cineraria

  • This is an annual, growing 0.3-1m tall and flowers in spring.
  • It can be grown in full sun or semi-shade, and is a beautiful and adaptable specimen for any garden.
  • The flowers vary from purple to white with yellow centers.
  • It grows well near the coast and is tolerant of strong winds.
Senecio elegans - also known as Wild cineraria or Strandblommetjie$0.06

Tulbaghia violaceae

Commonly known as‘ Wild Garlic

  • It has dainty mauve flowers all through the year.
  • It's a very attractive, pleasing garden species and does very well in containers too.
  • It grows easily in most soils.
  •  Enjoys full sun and can also be used as a ground cover.
  • Grows to a height of 20-30cm.
  • Great for that hot corner in your garden - can go for long periods without water - but does thrive with water.
  • Seeds should be sown in spring.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • It's a summer growing evergreen species.
  • It smells of garlic if injured.
  • It is fast growing and drought resistant.
  • It is considered by the Zulus to be a good snake repellent and is planted around their homes for this reason.
  • An infusion can be made by adding a bulb to boiling water – this mixture is then taken to relieve colds, coughs and flu and also to destroy intestinal worms.
  • The flowers and leaves are also used as a hot, peppery seasoning with meat and potatoes.
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Gazania krebsiana

Commonly known in South Africa, in afrikaans, as Botterblom or in english as the Terracotta gazania

  • It is one of the more spectacular species of the Namaqualand wild flowers.
  • This herbaceous perennial, with it's orange flowers – flowering from early spring to end of summer - gives a stunning flash of color to any garden.
  • They form tufted clumps and are excellent as pioneer plants.
  • They grow upto 20cm tall and are very effective as a ground cover.
  • They thrive in most environments and the seeds germinate easily after the first rains.
Gazania krebsiana - commonly known in South Africa,  in afrikaans, as Botterblom or in english as the Terracotta gazania $0.06

Felicia echinata

Commonly known in South Africa in afrikaans as the Bloublommetjie

  • It grows into a 1m tall shrub and the flowers vary from mauve to blue to white.
  • Flowering time lasts from autumn through to spring.
  • It is tolerant of wind and also does very well in a container.
  • It looks quite spectacular when grown in groups.
Felicia echinata$0.06

Watsonia pillansii

 

Commonly known as Pillans Watsonia

  • This plant grows to a height of 0.5-1m with flowers ranging in color from orange to scarlet.
  • Flowering occurs in summer.
  • Watsonia pillansii is a very attractive plant that will not go unnoticed in your garden when in flower.
  • It enjoys full sun, but does prefer damp conditions all year around.
  •  It also has a high frost tolerance.
  • Seeds should be sown in spring.
  • hardy to USDA zone 7.
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Ornithogalum dubium

 

Commonly known as the Orange / yellow Chinkerinchee, Geeltjienkerientjee

  • This species grows to a height of 10 to 50cm
  • It produces a stem of yellow/orange delicate flowers.
  • Flowering takes place from spring to summer.
  • The flowers are excellent cut flowers lasting for 2-4 weeks.
  • It enjoys full sun and can be happily grown in pots or in the garden.
  • Seeds to be sown in autumn.
  • This is a winter growing species.
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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.

     

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Barleria obtusa

Commonly known as Bush Violet 

  • It is a perennial plant with multi-stems up to 80 cm in length.
  • It is fast growing and spreading and seeds itself successfully.
  • It's evergreen, with the blue/purple flowers occurring in abundance in autumn.
  • It is a wonderful plant for rockeries and as a ground cover or in small gardens.
  • It is drought and frost resistant and can be grown in full sun or semi-shade.
  • It is a very rewarding plant for any garden.
  • Seeds should be sown in spring.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
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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

Serruria florida x rosea

Commonly known as Pretty in Pink

  • This is one of the most delicately beautiful cultivars of the Proteaceae family and is often used by florists in bridal bouquets. The combination of the Blushing bride (Serruria florida) and the Bridesmaid or Rose spiderhead(Serruria rosea) is stunning with it's hot pink flowers
  • It grows to a height of around 0.7m to 1m, becoming straggly if left unpruned.
  • They like full sun and resent any addition of fertilizer.
  • The flowers are small and compact and made up of clusters of up to 8 flowerheads per branch.
  • They have a pink/cerise colour with a delicate blush of pink, which is caused by the movement of the flower.
  • The flowers have a papery feel and have an exceptionally long vase life - up to 6 weeks.
  • They flower during early spring and would be a superb addition to any garden.
  • Plant seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
'Pretty in Pink'$0.11

Aristea capitata

  • Grows to a height of 1-1.5m with a spread of 1.5m.
  • This is a tall elegant plant with deep blue flowers running along the stem.
  • Flowers in spring - and is attractive all year around.
  • Very easy to propagate from seed.
  • Enjoys full sun and a winter rainfall.
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Ursinia calenduliflora

  • This annual produces stunning orange flowers with dark centers and has a delicate, lacy foliage.
  • Flowering occurs in spring.
  • It grows to a height of about 35cm and will add a stunning bright splash of color to your garden.
  • It enjoys sandy soil and will be happiest in a dry area in your garden.
Ursinia calenduliflora$0.06

Felicia heterophylla

  • This is a stunning low growing spring annual with blue daisy flowers and striking dark blue centers.
  • It grows 200-300mm tall and will provide a vivid splash of blue to your garden.
  • It flowers during spring and is ideal for planting in between other low growing plants.
  • It does well in a container and looks quite spectacular when grown in groups.
Felicia heterophylla$0.06

Felicia aethiopica

  • This is a stunning, spreading perennial with pale blue daisy flowers and yellow centres.
  • It flowers all year through on longish stems and is very rewarding, adding a splash of color to your garden.
  • It grows 0.5 - 1m tall and enjoys a position of full sun.
  • Also does well in a container, as a border and also in rockeries.
Felicia aethiopica$0.06

Tripteris oppositifolium

  • This is a sturdy upright shrub, growing to a height of around 0.5-1m.
  • It provides a lovely yellow flower from winter through to spring.
  • It loves a position of full sun and adds a lovely splash of color at the end of the gloomy winter months.
  • Previously known as 'Osteospermum' oppositifolium. 
Tripteris oppositifolium (previously known as Osteospermum oppositifolium) $0.06

Bulbinella nutans

  • This is a winter growing species which flowers in the spring.
  • It produces delicate cream to yellow to orange flower spikes on multiple stems that are excellent as cut flowers.
  • It has long reed-like leaves and grows to a height of 0.3-1m.
  • It enjoys full sun and is a recommended garden species.
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Arctotis stoechadifolia

  • This species is a wonderful ground cover with lovely soft grey foliage and dusky pink/white flowers.
  • It spreads very quickly and fills up gaps in you garden beautifully – attractive even when not flowering.
  • It does very well on banks and is very hardy.
  • Does well in full sun.
Arctotis stoechadifolia$0.06