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Crane Flower Single Pack (Strelitzia juncea)

Crane Flower Single Pack contains everything you need to grow Strelitzia juncea from seed.
 
Contains 2 seeds of this unique plant. To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions and smoke primer to enhance ther germination process.
 
The strelitzia is suitable for low-frost climates.This is one of the most striking ornamental plants in South Africa. It grows to a height of 1-2m, with long, upright, rigid, needle-like leaves, forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.The flowers are a dramatic blue/purple and orange and have a distinctive shape resembling the head of a bird- hence the name 'Crane flower'. Although the leaves are very different, the flowers are very similar to the Strelitzia reginae. Flowers appear from end of autumn through to mid spring.
 
They are slow growers, but once established are long-lived. They require full sun to flower well, can survive with little water and can tolerate light frosts. They are spectacular as cut flowers and last well.
$2.96

Protea roupelliae

Commonly known as Silver sugarbush

  • Protea roupelliae grows to a height of a 3-8m, forming a small upright tree.
  • It grows in a variety of different habitats of soil and vegetation types and is one of the few proteas found in summer rainfall areas.
  • Protea roupelliae leaves are sometimes silky and silvery, and other times smooth.
  • The protea roupelliae flower heads are goblet-shaped, pink to ruddy brown in color, with bracts covered in silk, silver hairs.
  • Flowering occurs from summer to autumn and seeds should be sown in spring.
  • Protea roupelliae is fast growing, adaptable and attractive.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.  
$0.09

Strelitzia reginae

Commonly known as Bird of Paradise, Kraanvoëlblom, Crane Flower, Orange Strelitzia 

  • They can flower within 3 years from germination under ideal conditions
  • This species grows to a height of 1.5m
  • It requires full sun to flower well
  • This species can survive with little water once established  & can tolerate light frosts
  • They are spectacular as cut flowers with a long vase life
  • Seeds should be sown in spring
  • This is one of the most striking and well recognized rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa.
  • They have large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right. The tufted growth gradually multiplies and can be divided during spring and summer.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue and orange and have a distinctive shape resembling the head of a bird- hence the name 'Bird of Paradise'.
  • They flower from summer to autumn.
  • They are striking feature plants and very popular with landscapers.
  • They grow in full sun or semi shade are wind tolerant, doing well in coastal gardens.
$0.09

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.
$0.08

Strelitzia juncea

Commonly known as Crane Flower, Rush leaved Strelitzia

  • It grows to a height of 1-2m, with long, upright, rigid, needle-like leaves, forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.
  • This is one of the most striking ornamental plants in South Africa.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue/purple and orange and have a distinctive shape resembling the head of a bird- hence the name 'Crane flower'.
  •  Although the leaves are very different, the flowers are very similar to the Strelitzia reginae.
  • Flowers appear from end of autumn through to mid spring.
  • They are slow growers, but once established are long-lived.
  • They require full sun to flower well, can survive with little water and can tolerate light frosts.
  • They are spectacular as cut flowers and last well.
$0.34

Strelitzia reginae yellow

Commonly known as Mandela's Gold, Mandela's gold strelitzia, Yellow strelitzia, Yellow crane flower, Yellow Bird of Paradise, Geelkraanvoel blom, Geel Piesang

  • This is a rare yellow form of one of the most striking rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa – Strelitzia Reginae.
  • Up until 1996 it was known as 'Kirstenbosch Gold'.
  • It grows to a height of around 1.5m, with large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue and yellow and appear during winter and spring.
  • They are sensitive to cold and in climates where the winter low is -7 to -1 degrees C, they should be grown in pots in a sunny or well-lit conservatory or moved to a sheltered position during the colder months.
  • The seeds should be planted in spring.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9
$0.51

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.
$0.08

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.
$0.08

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.
$0.08

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.
$0.08

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.
$0.08

Protea subvestita

Commonly known as Waterlily sugarbush

  • Grows to a 2-5m shrub/tree, with elliptic leaves.
  • Flowers are creamy-white/pink/carmine
  • Flowering occurs from summer to winter.
  • This species is frost tolerant.
  • Can tolerate tropical areas with summer-rainfall.
  • Sow in Spring.
  • USDA zone 6.
$0.09

Blue Lily Single Pack (Agapanthus praecox)

This pack contains 5 seeds of the elegant Agapanthus praecox bulb. It is commonly known as the Blue Lily. It is an evergreen species. The flowers form a dense cluster of blue, borne on a slender stem. They grow to a height of up to 1m, flowering from mid to late summer. They enjoy full sun or semi-shade (flower less frequently when in shade). The Xhosa women consider it to have medicinal properties relating to fertility & pregnancy. They fashion necklaces from the root to ensure healthy babies. Hikers often put the leaves in their boots or use them to wrap their feet in after a long walk to reduce inflammation and swelling. It is an elegant & useful addition to any garden.

$1.37

Mandela's Gold Single Pack (Strelitzia reginae yellow)

This pack contains everything you need to grow the Strelitzia reginae (Mandela's Gold). Contains 2 seeds of this unique and rare plant. To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions and smoke primer to enhance the germination process. The strelitzia is suitable for low-frost climates. This is a rare yellow form of one of the most striking rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa – Strelitzia Reginae. Up until 1996 it was known as 'Kirstenbosch Gold'. It grows to a height of around 1.5m, with large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right. The flowers are a dramatic blue and yellow and appear during winter and spring.They are sensitive to cold and in climates where the winter low is -7 to -1 degrees C, they should be grown in pots in a sunny or well-lit conservatory or moved to a sheltered position during the colder months.

Mandela's Gold$3.42

Cotyledon orbiculata

  • Commonly known as Pigs Ear. The name was given because of the oval shape of the leaves. 
  • It is a fast growing succulent shrub growing to a height of 60-90  cm . The leaves are grey-green with a red border.
  • The flower stem grows out of a cluster of leaves and the flowers are orange-red tubular flowers which hang in a drooping fashion.
  • It is an ideal plant for a rockery in a sunny position. 
  • The fleshy part of the leaf is an extremely effective treatment for warts and hard corns. Cut the leaf and apply the open side to the corn/wart directly – keep in place with a plaster and replace with a fresh leaf daily. It will soften and remove the corn/wart within a couple of days to a week.
  • The warmed leaf pulp can also be used as a poultice for boils or inflammation.
$0.08

Protea gaguedi

  • Grows to 2-3m with thick, flaky corky bark.
  • Leaves fall off after frost.
  • Flowers are slightly scented and silvery white
  • Flowering occurs in summer.
  • Tropical, summer-rainfall protea.
  • Sow in Spring.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.09