Perennials: Indigenous

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 .

Agapanthus inapertus - sky blue

Common name: Drooping agapanthus - pale blue form

Description: A clump forming grassland bulb with upright narrow strap like leaves. Umbels of sky blue flowers in summer.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Argyrolobium tomentosum mini

Common name: Argyrolobium - Short form

Description: Gorgeous soft indigenous perennial with attractive white edged trifoliate leaves and yellow pea like flowers.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Aristea ecklonii

Common name: Blue eyed grass

Description: Fast growing indigenous perennial with a basal fan of tufted narrow leaves. Spikes of dark blue flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Aristea ecklonii alba

Common name: White eyed grass

Description: A rare indigenous perennial with greyish green strap like leaves. Spikes of white flowers in summer.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Aristea pale blue

Common name: Blue eyed grass

Description: Fast growing indigenous perennial with a basal fan of tufted narrow leaves. Spikes of pale blue flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Barleria delagoaense

Common name: Orange crossandra

Description: An upright branched indigenous perennial with spikes of orange flowers. Attracts insects and butterflies.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Barleria gueinzii

Common name:

Description: An scrambling indigenous perennial with spikes of pale blue flowers. Soft grey green hairy leaves. Attracts insects and butterflies.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Bulbine abysinica

Common name: Bushy bulbine

Description: Lovely indigenous perennial with linear grass-like foliage. Spikes of yellow star shaped flowers. Waterwise. Bees
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Bulbine narcissifolia

Common name: Strap leafed bulbine

Description: A tough indigenous perennial with fan like grey green leaves. Dense spikes of triangular shaped yellow flowers in summer.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Bulbine natalensis

Common name: Broad leafed bulbine

Description: An aloe like indigenous perennial with rosettes of thick fleshy leaves. Spikes of yellow flowers all year.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Bulbine natalensis - mini

Common name: Miniature broad leafed bulbine

Description: A new miniature aloe like perennial with a basal rosette of thick fleshy leaves. Spikes of yellow flowers all year. Good container plant.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Chlorophytum bowkerii

Common name: Giant chlorophytum

Description: A clump forming perennial with basal bright green strap-like leaves. sprays of white flowers in summer. Plants eog.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Cotula sericea

Common name: Ganskos

Description: Fast growing groundcover with creeping silvery foliage. Yellow round button-like flowers all year. Likes HOT sun.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Crassula perfoliata

Common name:

Description: Sparsely branched succulent with oblong sickle shaped leaves. Peduncle with red flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Dianthus mooiensis

Common name: Frilly carnation

Description: A lovely multi stemmed indigenous perennial with thin silver needle like leaves and white flowers with fringed edges on rigid stems.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Dietes bicolor ssp Armenica

Common name: Incorrectly named Dietes - Mazeppa

Description: A different dietes with orange marked cream petals. Fan shaped strap-like leaves. Robust and interesting
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Eulophia welwitschii

Common name:

Description: A terrestrial orchid growing from underground corms with pleated upright leaves. Dense head of yellow flowers with darker sides on an upright stem in summer.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Falkia repens

Common name: African morning glory; oortjies

Description: A tough groundcover with cup shaped pale pink flowers. It makes a wonderful indigenous daisy lawn. Pollinated by moths and bees.
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R40.00  |   Buy now

Geranium incanum

Common name: Carpet geranium

Description: A tough ground cover with lovely fine feathery foliage and purple cup shaped flowers all year. The plants never seem to look good in bags, but flourish in the garden.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Gomphostigma virgatum

Common name: Otter bossie

Description: A water loving perennial with silver leaves on slender stems and spikes of white flowers. Prune back hard after flowering.Up to 20cm of water above the crown of the plant.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Helichrysum cymosum

Common name: Golden carpet

Description: An gorgeous indigenous ground cover with woolly stems and aromatic small silver leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers in late summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Hypoxis angustifolia

Common name: Miniature african potato

Description: A tough clump forming perennial with bright yellow star like flowers and leaves keeled with prominent ribs.
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R30.00  |   Buy now

Indigenous: Dietes iridioides variegata

Common name: Variegated dietes

Description: Rare indigenous perennial with white variegated strap like leaves and stiff stalks with pretty white flowers with lavender and yellow markings all year. Lovely in the shady parts of the garden.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Indigenous: X Barstasia

Common name: Barleria x Asystasia hybrid

Description: A gorgeous indigenous perennial with trumpet shaped mauve flowers in autumn. I need more information on this plant!
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Justicia capensis

Common name: Money plant

Description: An compact indigenous perennial with attractive fleshy green leaves and scented mauve lipped flowers all year. Attracts butterflies
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Justicia petiolaris

Common name: Kissing leaves

Description: An upright self-seeding perennial with attractive pale green foliage and pale blue lipped flowers all season.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Kniphofia pauciflora

Common name: Dainty poker

Description: Miniature indigenous perennial. Extinct in the wild - rescued by horticulture!
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Kniphofia praecox

Common name: Winter Marsh Poker

Description: A sturdy indigenous perennial with hard strap like leaves and aloe type orange flowers in winter. Attracts nectar feeding birds, butterflies and insects.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Laportea grossa

Common name: Spotted nettle

Description: Unusual indigenous perennial. Upright stems with stinging hairs, toothed spotted stinging leaves. Nice to lighten up shady spots in the garden.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Linum africanum

Common name: Wild flax

Description: A compact indigenous perennial with upright stems and small leaves. Lovely yellow flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Pelargonium citronellum

Common name: Lemon scented pelargonium

Description: Woody indigenous perennial with lemon scented frilly crimped leaves. Pink flowers in summer. Medicinal, Culinary
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Pelargonium gibbosum

Common name: Knotted pele

Description: A semi succulent indigenous perennial with notched blue grey leaves. Clusters of limey yellow night scented flowers. Attracts night pollinators.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Pelargonium graveolens

Common name: Rose scented pelargonium

Description: Upright bushy perennial with very frilly fragrant furry leaves. Lovely two tone pink flowers in summer. Medicinal
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Pelargonium tomentosum

Common name: Mint scented pelargonium

Description: Sprawling indigenous perennial. Scented velvet textured leaves. Delicate white flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Pelargonium x reniforme

Common name: I am not convinced that this is the correct name

Description: A New tuberous indigenous scrambling ground cover with scented textured leaves and delicate purple flowers. Medicinal
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Platycarpa glomerata

Common name:

Description: New interesting perennial with a basal rosette of spiny toothed leaves and stalkless pink flower. Grows in colonies on poor sandy soil.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Plectranthus chirindensis

Common name:

Description: A stunning indigenous shrub with round tapered grooved leaves and sprays of true blue flowers.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Plectranthus ciliatus aurea

Common name:

Description: A creeping indigenous perennial with attractive golden toned quilted leaves.Spikes of blue flowers in autumn.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Rumohra adiantiformis

Common name: Leather eaf fern

Description: A rhizomatous creeping indigenous fern with large leathery deep green leaves. Leaves are used by florists because of longevity.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Schistostephium rotundifolium

Common name: Round-leaf flat-flower

Description: A tough water-wise indigenous perennial with attractive lobed silky leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers. Insects. Very special.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Senecio speciosus

Common name: Beautiful senecio

Description: A clump forming indigenous perennial with a basal rosette of toothed leaves and sprays of lilac pink flowers. Tough!
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Silene bellidioides

Common name:

Description: A low growing grassland perennial. Sticky stems with furry lance shaped leaves and scented star shaped flowers that attract moths.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Stachys aethiopica

Common name: Wild sage

Description: Lovely indigenous perennial with pale green quilted leaves. Spikes of small white flowers. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies
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R40.00  |   Buy now

Stipa dregeana

Common name: Bushmans grass

Description: A tufted indigenous gras with lax clumps of lime green leaves. Panicles of golden spikelets in summer. Gorgeous. Self seeds. Host plants for butterflies.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Tectaria gemmifera

Common name: Button ball fern

Description: Creeping rhizomatous indigenous fern, arching fronds of bright green leaves, propagate from bulbils on main axis of leaves.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia atriplicifolia

Common name: Natal primrose

Description: A rare attractive scrambling perennial with stalkless oval furry leaves and large cream flowers. NICE!
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia neglecta

Common name:

Description: A scrambling indigenous climber / ground cover with heart shaped leaves. White flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Trichodesma phsaloides

Common name: Chocolate bells

Description: I was privileged to see clumps of "Chocolate Bells" in the veld many years ago. Thrilled to have them in the nursery! A bushy indigenous shrublet with bell shaped pendulous white flowers with brown calyx in spring. The picture says it all.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Wahlenbergia rivularis

Common name: Bell flower

Description: A mat forming groundcover with flat lobed dark green leaves and bell shaped white flowers in summer. Nice.
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R60.00  |   Buy now