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Featured here are just a few examples of our extensive range of plants available, contact us or call to enquire into our larger range and additional information. 

Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata green leaf also commonly known as Kerky bush or Jade plant.

Attracts: Bees, wasps, flies, beetles and butterflies.

Physical characteristics:
  • Is a much-branched, compact, rounded, evergreen shrub;
  • Has glossy dark grey-green, oval, succulent leaves;
  • Rounded heads of pink flowers in winter-spring;
  • Stems are erect, stout and gnarled – 30 to 50cm in height and up to 20 cm in diameter;
  • During the cool winter months, June to August the bush is covered in masses of sweetly scented, pretty pale pink star shaped flowers in tight rounded bunches.
Growth requirements:
  • Can grow up to 1 to 1.5m in height, sometimes even up to 5m;
  • Thrives in full sun or semi-shade;
  • Will flower best in a sunny position;
  • Drought tolerant;
  • Water wise.

Heliotrope dark purple

Purple heliotrope (Heliotropium aborescens) also called Cherry pie plant.

Attracts: Bees, butterflies

Physical characteristics:
  • Is a vanilla scented bushy plant that is often grown as an annual, but also grows as a perennial;
  • It has clusters of tiny dark purple flowers that bloom at the top of the stems in the late spring, early autumn;
  • It has a sprawling, bushy growth habit and it’s wrinkled dark green leaves are sometimes tinged with purple;
  • An essential oil obtained from the flowers is used in perfumery;
  • It will grow 40 to 50 cm high and can spread as wide.
Growth requirements:
  • Fast growing, evergreen;
  • Full shade/semi shade;
  • Plant in well-drained fertile soil;
  • Hardy and fragrant

Hypoestes aristata

Hypoestes aristata, also commonly known as Ribbon Bush or Purple Haze.

Attracts: Bees, flies and other small insects visit the flowers in search of nectar or pollen, thus becoming a food source for insectivorous birds.

Physical characteristics:
  • Is an evergreen, fast growing shrub which can grow to about 1m in height;
  • It produces soft, hairy, dark green oval leaves and has attractive lilac pink or white flowers born in spike-like inflorescences;
  • It flowers from May right through winter till early Spring;
  • The ribbon bush with its attractive lilac pink flowers is an excellent garden subject;
  • Also makes a good cut flower because it lasts well in water.
Growth requirements:
  • Can grow in full sun but prefers semi-shade;
  • Low maintenance;
  • Water wise;
  • Fast growing;
  • Drought resistant

Salvia pakhuis

This is a recently discovered hybrid of Salvia Africana and the rare Salvia albicaulis from South Africa, found at Pakhuis Pass as the name indicates.

Attracts: Bees, insects and butterflies.

Physical characteristics:
  • The flowers are larger than those of the species;
  • Is a showy herb whose flowers flower in bi-colour, blue and white;
  • Grows up to 1.5m in height;
  • Has square stems with velvety leaves.
Growth requirements:
  • Enjoys full sun;
  • Well drained soil;
  • Drought resistant

Searsia rhus crenata

If you live near the sea and need a plant that can serve as a windbreaker, is drought tolerant and able to bind the soil effectively, then Searsia crenata also commonly known as the Dune crowberry is the ideal plant for you.

Attracts: Birds and butterflies.

Physical characteristics:
  • This evergreen shrub or small tree can reach a height of 3 to 5 m;
  • The leaves are alternately arranged. Each leaf has 3 leaflets;
  • The leaf stalk is very short and the leaflets are attached to the stalk;
  • Leaflets are dark green above and lighter in colour below, they appear to be hairless;
  • The top of the small glossy leaves are scalloped;
  • The flowers are insignificant, white to almost cream and appear in small clusters at the tip of the branchlets during autumn to April;
  • The fruits are small round red-brown to pale black berries.
Growth requirements:
  • Drought tolerant;
  • Enjoys full sun or semi shade;
  • Semi frost hardy;
  • Sandy or well drained soil

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