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Easy to grow fynbos and protea seeds

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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$0.09

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.

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) $0.09

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$0.09

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$0.09

Erica glandulosa

  • This is a strong grower, growing to a height of 0.5-0.7m.
  • It grows into an attractive, sturdy, rounded shrub and is ideal for a smaller garden.
  • The tubular flowers are curved and pink to orange in color.
  • The flowers appear from autumn to spring.
  • It would also do well grown in a pot.

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$0.09

Protea lorifolia

  • Grows to a shrub of between 1m and 3m, with large strap-like leaves.
  • Bears big flowers in autumn/winter with creamy/pink bracts and purple-brown beard in the middle.
  • Sow in autumn.
  • USDA zone 8.

Protea laurifolia

  • Grows to an 8m tall shrub/tree.
  • The leaves are blue-green with horny margins.
  • Bears white to pink bearded flowers all year.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • USDA zone 8.

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.

Protea cordata

  • Grows to 0.5m with thin un-branched erect stems from ground level.
  • Leaves are elegantly heart-shaped and red when young.
  • Flowers in Winter with a small brown flower that is rodent-pollinated.
  • Excellent cut foliage.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • USDA zone 8.

Erica versicolor

  • Erica versicolor is a strong, robust shrub - growing up to 2.5m tall with a spread of 2m.
  • The tubular body of the flower is red with green to whitish coloring towards the tips.
  • Versicolor flowers all year around and enjoys a position of full sun.
  • This is a strong grower, suitable for difficult gardens.
  • It is lovely as a cut flower.
  • It will most definitely attract sunbirds to your garden.
  • It is one of the easiest ericas to grow, is waterwise and is suitable for large or small gardens.
  • Benefits from pruning to give it a more rounded shape.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.

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.

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$4.48

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.


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'$0.32

Leucospermum bolusii

Commonly known as Gordon's Bay pincushion or Witluisiesbos (Afrikaans)

  • This species is an unusual leucospermum as it's colouring is creamy/white rather than the usual striking bright yellow or orange that the others generally are.
  • It grows into an erect rounded shrub to around 1.5m tall.
  • The flower-heads are small and creamy/white in colour, appearing in numerous clusters.
  • They exude a strong, sweet fragrance and are wonderful as cut flowers.
  • It flowers in late spring and is an attractive shrub for any garden, small or large.
  • They enjoy sandy, acidic soils and a position in full sun.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Should be sown in autumn and do well in coastal gardens.

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$0.10

Leucadendron salignum

Commonly known as Common Sunshine Conebush, Geelbos

  • Grows to 2m, a multi-stemmed plant with persistent rootstock.
  • Leaves hairless, not shiny.
  • Flowers vary in color from creamy yellow to red to deep gold.
  • Flowers in spring to summer and has a yeasty odour.
  • Grows in a wide range of soil types, from sea-level to 2000m.
  • A very variable species.
  • Can also be grown in pots.
  • Easy to grow and adaptable
  • Sow in autumn
  • Gardy to USDA zone 8

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.

Protea neriifolia seed

Oleanderleaf protea, ''Blousuikerbos''

belongs to group called Bearded sugarbushes

  • grows to a 3m shrub with narrow oblong leaves
  • the flowers are creamy-green to deep pink in winter, beard white to purple-black
  • good cut flower with long vase life
  • tolerates a wide range of soils
  • does well in coastal gardens
  • can tolerate a light frost
  • is hardy and adaptable and easy to grow
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8

Protea mundii

 Commonly known as the Forest Sugarbush

  • Grows to 3-8m shrub/tree.
  • Small oblong red or white flowers from summer to winter.
  • Grows on moist slopes and forest margins.
  • A fast, easy grower with good cut flowers.
  • Sow in autumn.
  • USDA zone 8.

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.



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.

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.

Protea cynaroides seed

King Protea, Koningsuikerbos, King Sugarbush


  • this is South Africa's national flower
  • it grows 0.3m to 2m in height
  • it has distinctive glossy, bright green leaves
  • the flowerheads are huge- up to 30cm in diameter - creamy pink to dark pink in color
  • flowering time depends on variant-there is a variant for each season
  • they can be potted
  • are tolerant of marshy conditions
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8
  • commonly known as the King Protea - South Africa's national flower.
  • it is easy to grow - needs a little more water than other species
  • will attract birds to your garden
  • is a stunning species for your garden and the cut flowers are fabulous and long lasting

Waterwise Starter Pack

Grow these hardy, waterwise plants to help save water. The starter pack includes beautiful and sometimes, medicinally useful, garden plants, that do not need constant care in order to look good. Detailed growing instructions are included in pack.


Protea coronata

Green Protea, Groenhofiesuikerbossie

belongs to group called Bearded sugarbushes

  • grows into an erect shrub -2 - 3 m tall
  • stems are covered with dense longhairs
  • leaves are silvery, green turning purplish and suround the flowerhead
  • the flowers are fresh, bright green with white centre
  • grows in heavy clay soils with high rainfall
  • flowering occurs from Apr-Sep
  • lovely as a cut flower and is popular with protea collectors and florists as is only true green protea
  • they are easy to grow and are an unusual, attractive addition for any garden

Leucadendron sessile

Western sun conebush, Tolbos

  • This species grows to 1.5m into a stout sbrub.
  • When young the involucral leaves are yellow but turn red in older plants.
  • Flowers in spring.
  • Very attractive species.
  • Tolerates a wide variety of soil types.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Protea scolymocephala

Thistle Sugarbush - Witskollie

  • Grows to 1m shrub with linear pointed leaves.
  • Small creamy-green flowers with outwardly splayed creamy or pinkish bracts from Winter to Spring.
  • Coastal.
  • Sand.
  • Easy grower.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • USDA zone 8.

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$0.09

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 $0.09

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.

Leucospermum cuneiforme

Commonly known as Wart-stemmed pincushion or Luisiesbos (Afrikaans)

  • This multi – stemmed species grows into a lovely, bushy shrub with height and width of up to 2m.
  • The flowers are bright yellow and occur from late spring to early summer.
  • They are lovely as cut flowers.
  • It is an ideal specimen for a large garden with it's compact shape and showy and abundant flowers.
  • Sow seeds in autumn
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9

Protea nitida

Commonly known as Wa-boom, Wagon tree

  • Protea nitida grows to a 5m tree with light bluish/sea-green leaves.
  • The young leaves of the protea nitida are crimson.
  • The protea nitida flower in winter is creamy white and saucer-like.
  • This protea tree has good wood originally used to fashion wagon-wheels.
  • Protea nitida prefers coastal areas.
  • Sow in autumn.
  • USDA Zone 8.

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$0.09

Protea aurea seed

Commonly known as the Common shuttlecock sugarbush

belongs to group called White sugarbushes

  • grows to height of 3-5m with width of about 2m
  • has oblong leaves and candle-shaped buds which open to a cream/pink/crimson flower, like a shuttlecock
  • flowers from summer to autumn
  • very hardy & adaptable species
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8
  • attracts nectar feeding birds and bees
  • needs to be pruned back after flowering
  • is a fast grower

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.

Leucospermum catherinae

Commonly known as the 'catherine wheel pincushion'

  • This species is one of the most stunning of the 'firework pincushions'.
  • It grows into an erect shrub, up to 3m tall and with a spread of 2.5m.
  • The flowerhead is depressed-globose, but disc-shaped when mature and is orange to coppery bronze in color.
  • The styles point around in a circle giving its Catherine wheel appearance.
  • Leaves are blue-grey with distinctive red tips.
  • Grows in sandstone soils along stream edges.
  • Flowering occurs from spring to early summer.
  • It is one of the larger leucospermums and is stunning as an accent plant in a large garden.
  • It is fairly hardy and the mature plants are failry frost tolerant.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.

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.

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'$0.09

Leucadendron rubrum

Commonly known as Spinningtop Conebush, Tolletjiesbos

  • Grows to elegant shrub of 2.5m
  • The male plants have many small narrow flower-heads
  • The female cones are green with red edges to bracts, very attractive
  • This is a very adaptable conebush
  • It provides excellent long lasting cut foliage.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.



Leucadendron tinctum

Commonly known as Spicy Conebush, Toffie-appel

  • This species grows into 1.3m low shrub with oblong grey green leaves with rounded tips.
  • The male flowerhead is yellow and the female a shiny maroon.
  • Flowering occurs in  winter and cones have spicy odour.
  • This is a favoured garden plant as puts on stunning display.
  • Sow in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

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.

Leucospermum formosum

Commonly known as Silverleaf-wheel pincushion

  • A large, erect grey, hairy- leafed shrub growing to 2-3m tall.
  • The flower-heads are large and appear in spring, with the flowers being a pale to bright yellow colour, and the longish styles turning away from the centre after opening, giving it a Catherine- wheel appearance.
  • It is one of the group of fireworks pincushions
  • They are excellent for flower arranging and eye catching, especially for the medium to larger gardens.
  • They enjoy well drained, acidic soils.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9.

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.

Leucospermum reflexum var. reflexum

Commonly known as Rocket pincushion, Sky rocket pincushion or Perdekop (Afrikaans)

  • It is widely cultivated, growing up to a size of 4x4m.
  • This species belongs to the group of fireworks pincushions.
  • It comes in a bright flame red color as well as yellow (Leucospermum reflexum var.luteum).
  • During its flowering cycle, the lower rows of styles straighten and point downwards giving the flower its rocket-like appearance.
  • It flowers from spring to early summer and is excellent as a cut flower with its bright distinctive flowers, long, straight stems and extended vase life.

Leucospermum tottum

Commonly known as Ribbon pincushion or Vuurhoutjies (Afrikaans)

  • Leucospermum tottum grows to a height of 1.5m and spread of upto 2m - and has many, many branches and hence flowers when in flower.
  • This is one of the few leucospermums that has flowers that are pink in colour - they have large pale pink to darker pink flowerheads that are very attractive.
  • It is wonderful as a cut flower - flowering from spring to mid summer.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.

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.

Crassula coccinea

Commonly known as Red Crassula

  • This species grows to a height of 30cm
  • It grows into a green leafy succulent with stunning red flowers
  • The striking flowers occur in summer.
  • It does very well in a pot too.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • They are easy to grow, are waterwise and enjoy a position of full sun.
  • They grow fast and can flower within their first year.