Perennials: Exotic

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 18cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted in the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Acanthus mollis - Hollards Gold

Common name: Bears breeches - Hollards gold

Description: Gorgeous exotic perennial with large lobed leaves. They start the season with a golden colour. Revert to acid green in the summer.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Achillea - Red velvet

Common name: Red Yarrow

Description: A mat forming exotic perennial with fern like aromatic foliage. Flat corymbs of red flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Achillea - Rose pink

Common name: Pink yarrow

Description: A mat forming exotic perennial with fern like aromatic foliage. Flat corymbs of rose pink flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Achillea millefolium - White beauty

Common name: White yarrow

Description: A mat forming exotic perennial with fern like aromatic foliage. Flat corymbs of white flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Achillea tomentosa

Common name: Yarrow - Parkers yellow

Description: A mat forming exotic perennial with fern-like aromatic grey green foliage. Flat corymbs of golden flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Aegopodium podagraria

Common name: Ground elder

Description: Non-invasive (in SA) groundcover with wispy variegated foliage and small white flowers. Ideal for mass planting or a small border.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Agastache x Arizona sandstone

Common name: Dwarf hummingbird mint

Description: An compact perennial with aromatic leaves and spikes of tangerine flowers. Loved by butterflies and bees.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Ajania pacifica

Common name: Silver and gold chrysanthemum

Description: A tough mound forming exotic perennial, with silky silver edged leaves and yellow flowerheads in autumn.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Alstroemaria hybrid

Common name: Yellow inca lily

Description: A lovely bright yellow tall inca lily. Soft foliage.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Anemone - Honorine Jobert

Common name: White Japanese anemone

Description: A suckering exotic perennial with mid green leaves. Umbrels of single white flowers in autumn.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Anthemis tinctoria - Kelwayi

Common name: Golden marguerite daisy

Description: Mounded forming exotic perennial with fern like grey green foliage. Bright yellow daisy like flowers in summer. Butterflies.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Arthropodium cirrathum

Common name: New Zealand rock lily

Description: A tufted exotic perennial with lance shaped grey green leaves. Panicles of star shaped white flowers in summer. Dry shade. Rather gorgeous!
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Aster ericoides

Common name: White Aster

Description: A bushy compact exotic perennial with narrow heath-like leaves. Sprays of white daisy flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Astilbe hybrids

Common name: False goats berd

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial with mounds of fern like foliage. Delicate feathery blooms.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Callisia fragrans - Melnikoff

Common name: False bromeliad, basket plant

Description: A creeping herbaceous plant with leaves crowded into rosette-like clusters and spreading laterally via long runners.Elliptic pointed fleshy variegated leaves. Pinch plants to prevent long, scraggly growth.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Campanula - Fairholme Favourite

Common name:

Description: A bushy compact perennial with heart shaped leaves. Spikes of pink bell shaped flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Campanula - Pretty petticoat

Common name:

Description: Showy creeping exotic perennial with heart shaped leaves and spikes of double pink bells shaped flowers ins ummer.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Campanula latifolia

Common name: Common bellflower

Description: A clump forming upright perennial with bright green rounded leaves and spikes of bell shaped blue flowers. Cut back unbranched stems after flowering.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Campanula portenschlagiana

Common name: Dalmatian bell flower

Description: A mat forming low growing exotic perennial with rounded leaves and bell shaped violet flowers. Bees
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Campanula punctata - alba

Common name:

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with bright green leaves with heart shaped base. It has large bell shaped white flowers in summer. A lovely ground cover for a shady spot. Best C in my garden.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Campanula punctata - Bowl of cherries

Common name:

Description: A mound shaped perennial with a spreading mound of pale green leaves and drooping purple pink bells.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Canna hybrids

Common name: Canna lily

Description: A tall floriferous perennial with green paddle shaped leaves and bright red flowers. It multiplies well.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Convolvulus sabatius

Common name: Ground morning glory

Description: Trailing mat forming perennial, round green leaves and cup shaped blue flowers all season. Use over wall, hanging basket or in a container
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Dendrobium nobile

Common name: Noble dendrobium

Description: A gorgeous exotic epiphytic orchid with strap-like leaves. Racemes of flowers in spring. Mixed colours
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

Common name: Blue ginger

Description: An upright exotic perennial with lance like leaves on cane like stems. Clusters of deep violet flowers. Spectacular.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Epimedium - Frohnleiten

Common name: Barrenwort

Description: A lovely exotic ground cover with marbled yellow leaves and yellow cup shaped flowers in spring. Cut back leaves in late winter for a good show.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Epimedium pubescens

Common name: Youngs barrenwort

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial with wiry stems and triangular leaves. Sprays of white flowers in spring.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Exotic - Tradescantia virginiana

Common name: Spider lily

Description: A tough low growing perennial with fleshy strap like leaves and heads of three petalled flowers all season. We have them in near-white, pink, blue and purple.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Farfugium japonicum - Argenteum

Common name:

Description: Very rare, difficult to propagate exotic perennial. Huge kidney shaped dark green leaves with white splashes. Yellow daisy like flowers in autumn.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Fuchsia triphylla - Catherina

Common name: Fuchsia - Catherina

Description: An upright exotic perennial with lovely maroon foliage. Clusters of pink - red blooms.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Geranium dalmaticum

Common name: Dalmaticum cranesbill

Description: A mat-forming exotic perennial with rosettes of basal leaves. Long stalked mauve flowers. Nice.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Geranium phaeum

Common name: Dusky cranesbill

Description: A rounded self seeding perennial with upright stems of dusky purple flowers in spring. Cut back after flowering to keep neat.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Geranium sanguineum - Elke

Common name:

Description: A trailing exotic perennial with white edged pink flowers all season. Cut back foliage after flowering. This one has been on my wish list for years.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Geranium x riversleaianum - Mavis Simpson

Common name: Geranium Mavis Simpson

Description: A water wise clump forming perennial with soft grey green leaves and long stems of pink flowers. Cut back foliage after flowering.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Geranium x riversleaianum- Russel Prichard

Common name: Geranium Russel Prichard

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with mat forming lobed silver grey foliage. Vivid pink cup like flowers all season. Bees. Cut back hard after flowering.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Hedychium greenii

Common name: Garland flower

Description: A clump forming rhizomatous exotic ginger with reddish purple stems and undersides of leaves with dark green upper leaves. Bright red / orange butterfly-like flowers. It produces small plantlets on the flowerheads which are easily propagated.
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Hedychium x coccineum

Common name: Scarlett ginger lily

Description: Sterile form of an exotic ginger. Upright canes, lance shaped leaves and spikes of orange flowers. Sterile form
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Hosta hybrid - various

Common name: Plantain lilies

Description: Clump forming exotic bulb. Large attractive variegated or green leaves. Snails and slugs love them! Bell shaped flowers in summer
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Impatiens namachabarwensis

Common name: Blue dream

Description: Self seeding exotic impatiens. Multi branched with bright green serrated leaves. Beautiful sapphire blue flowers. Could be an annual in SA? Does better in cooler climates.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Impatiens tinctoria

Common name: Tropical balsam

Description: A rare tuberous African perennial with ovate lined serrated leaves and night scented spectacular white flowers.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Iris siberica

Common name: Siberian iris

Description: A rhizomatous beardless exotic iris with narrow grass like leaves and blue violet flowers on branched stems.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Justicia fulvicoma

Common name: Shrimp plant

Description: A soft rounded exotic perennial with arching shoots and downy leaves. Elongated bract with red flowers in autumn. Stunning
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Kohleria digitalifolia

Common name: Foxglove kohleria

Description: A spreading rhizomatous perennial with hairy lance shaped leaves. Bright pink flowers with spotted lobes. Lovely in hanging bowl or container.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Leucanthemum sp

Common name: Dwarf shasta daisy

Description: A clump-forming exotic perennial with huge yellow centred white flowers. Cut flower. Butterflies. Waterwise
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Libertia formosa

Common name: Satin flower

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with a basal fan of spiky sword like leaves. Spikes of white bowl shaped flowers in summer. Cut back hard in early spring.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Lobelia - Purple Towers

Common name: Purple cardinal flower

Description: An upright exotic bog perennial. Clump forming with tapered leaves and spikes of purple flowers in summer. Cut flower.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ludisia discolor

Common name: Jewel orchid

Description: Easy to grow exotic orchid with velvety textured maroon leaves. Sprays of white flowers from win - spr.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Lychnis coronaria alba

Common name: Rose campion

Description: Clump forming self-seeding exotic perennial with silver felted leaves. Five petaled white flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Lychnis flos cuculi

Common name: Ragged robin

Description: A mat-forming exotic perennial with rosette forming lanceolate leaves and narrow petaled pink flowers. Lovely in a woodland garden.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Lysimachia ciliata

Common name: Fringed loosestrife

Description: A spreading exotic perennial with lance shaped dark marooon leaves. Sprays of open yellow flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Malvastrum lateritium

Common name: False mallow

Description: A new gorgeous exotic groundcover with lobed mid green leaves. Yellow centred peach flowers in summer
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Monstera adansonii

Common name: Swiss cheese vine

Description: A rare delicate trailing climber with heart shaped leaves. Ovel holes in the leaves. Cone type flowers in summer. Indoor plant.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Neomarica caerulea

Common name: Royal blue neomarica

Description: Large rhizomatous perennial with gorgeous brown centred scented dark blue flowers. Use in mixed border or as accent plant.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Neomarica gracilas

Common name: Apostle plant

Description: A clump forming exotic bulb. It has white flowers with pruple markings in spring. Multiplies well. Good house plant. Attracts bees, butterflies, birds.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Oenothera fruticosa - Sundrops

Common name: Narrow leafed evening primrose

Description: A wonderful clumpforning ground cover with lance shaped dark green leaves and cup shaped deep yellow flowers in early spring. I plant and then split in April for the next seasons sales! Gorgeous.
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Penstemon digitalis - Huskers red

Common name: Foxglove penstemon

Description: A superb perennial with lance shaped toothed ruby leaves, black stems and cream tubular pink flowers. Bees birds butterflies
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Persicaria - Red Dragon

Common name: Painters palette

Description: A spreading clump forming perennial with lovely variegated leaves with dark chevron markings and sprays of white flowers.
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Phlox - Bright eyes

Common name: Perennial phlox

Description: A night scented, upright perennial with panicles of dark pinke flowers in summer. Attracts birds and bees.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Phlox paniculata

Common name: Perennial phlox

Description: A night scented, upright perennial with panicles of white flowers in summer. Attracts birds and bees. One of the best.
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Pilea pepperomioides

Common name: Chinese money plant

Description: A creeping exotic perennial with leathery disc-shaped glossy leaves. Small white flowers in spring. Indoor plant. It seems to be on the "must have" list, folklore?
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Polygonatum biflorum

Common name: Solomons Seal

Description: A very rare rhizomatous perennial with arching stems, lance shaped leaves and greenish white flowers. Wonderful for a woodland setting.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Potentilla nepalensis - Melton fire

Common name: Cinquefoil

Description: Low growing, clump forming perennial with lobed dark green leaves. Five petalled red flowers in summer. Plants small
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Rudbeckia fulgida - Goldstrum

Common name: Orange cone flower

Description: A low growing perennial with dark green ovate rough basal leaves and golden daisy like flowers. Nice.
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Rudbeckia lacinata - Goldquelle

Common name: Goldquelle coneflower

Description: A striking exotic perennial with uprights stems, lobed leaves and double yellow flowers.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Rudbeckia lacinata - Herbstsonne

Common name: Coneflower - Herbstsonne

Description: Upright rhizamotous perennial with deeply lobed basal leaves. Daisy like yellow flowers from sum - aut. Butterflies
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Ruellia brittoniana

Common name: Mexican petunia

Description: A multi stemmed exotic perennial with dark green leaves on fleshy purple stems. Sprays of purple petunia like flowers from October to April. This one is not invasive!
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ruellia brittoniana pink

Common name: Pink mexican petunia

Description: A NEW soft stemmed perennial with lance shaped dark green leaves and funnel shaped pink flowers.
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Scabiosa x columbarian - Blue note

Common name:

Description: Clump forming hybrid perennial with rosettes of deeply lobed leaves. LARGE blue pom pom flowers. Butterflies
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Sedum mexicanum - Lemon ball

Common name: Lemon ball stonecrop

Description: A tough spreading exotic ground cover with soft linear foliage. Bright yellow star shaped flowers in late spring. Container!
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Sedum spectabile

Common name: Ice plant; stonecrop

Description: A clump forming perennial with star shaped flowers and green stems with scalloped grey green leaves. Attracts butterflies.
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Sedum tetractinum

Common name: Fish-scale sedum

Description: Cascading exotic groundcover with fleshy rounded leaves which bronze in winter. Small daisy like flowers in summer.
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Sisyrinchium fasicultum - E.K. Balls

Common name: Blue eyed grass

Description: A tough tufted exotic perennial with narrow leaves and star shaped purple flowers in summer. Waterwise.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Solidago - Golden baby

Common name: Golden rod

Description: A dwarf form of perennial with lance shaped leaves. Spikes of featherly bright yellow flowers.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Sphaeralcea Newleaze Coral

Common name: Desert mallow

Description: An upright exotic perennial with soft grey green leaves. Spikes of cup-shaped coral flowers all season. Likes it hot!
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Stanhopea sp

Common name:

Description: An usual exotic orchid where pendant flowers grow from pseudobulbs. Clusters of scented cream flowers in summer.
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R750.00  |   Buy now

Stokesia laevis

Common name: Stoke's aster

Description: A mound shaped clump forming perennial with dark leathery leaves and frilly daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies and bees.
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Stokesia laevis white

Common name: Stokes aster

Description: A mound shaped clump forming perennial with dark leathery leaves and frilly daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies and bees.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Strobilanthes attenuata

Common name:

Description: A spreading rounded perennial with heart shaped furry lime green leaves. Hooded violet flowers in summer. Lovely
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Symphytum tauricum

Common name: Crimean comfrey

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial, tuberous roots, oblong green leaves, tubular white flowers.
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Tradescantia - Blushing Bride

Common name: Spiderwort

Description: A trailing ground cover with striking green, cream, purple tipped strap like leaves. The colour differentiation more prominent in winter. Cut back to get more differentiation.
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Tricyrtis - Gilt Edge

Common name: Toad lily - Gilt edge

Description: A shorter form of the rhizomatous toad lily. It has white edged leaves and white orchid like flowers with purple spots. Multiplies well. The foliage is beautiful for deep shade areas. I cut mine back regularly.
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Tricyrtis formosana

Common name: Toad lily

Description: An clump forming rhizomatous perennial with spotted lance shaped leaves. Star shaped orchid like lilac flowers in autumn. Gorgeous.
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Trifolium ochroleucum

Common name: Wild white clover

Description: A creeping perennial with grey green leaves and scented pom-pom like flowers that attract bees.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Tweedia caerulea

Common name: Oxypetalum

Description: A gorgeous exotic perennial with green felted leaves. Fragrant five petalled true blue flowers in spring. Not an easy-to-grow plant
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Veronica - Blue bouquet

Common name: Speedwell- Blue bouquet

Description: A clump forming compact perennial with bright green leaves and slender blue flower spikes. Flowers for a long time and a must have for any sunny border. Butterflies.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Zauschneria cana

Common name: Californian fuchsia

Description: A cascading perennial with small silver leaves ans sprays of red flowers in spring and autumn. Waterwise, birds.
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Zingiber zerumbeet

Common name: Pine cone ginger

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with long narrow leaves develop on rhizome. Pine cone type flowers in summer. Medicinal
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R75.00  |   Buy now