Climbers: 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 .

Bauhinia galpinii

Description: A robust indigenous trailer with lobed leaves and brick red flowers. Use as a screen or to cover a pergola

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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R100.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Canavalia virosa

Description: A fast growing indigenous climber with lovely trifoliate leaves and sprays of bright pink flowers. Large velvety elongated flat seed pods.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 10m
Flowering time: Autumn
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Clematis brachiata

Description: A creeper that bears masses of fragrant flowers. It is a vigorous grower that spreads rapidly. Delicate creamy white flowers in autumn.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 6m
Flowering time: Autumn
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Combretum microphylla

Description: Spectacular woody climber with large glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of bright red flowers. Insects, butterflies, birds

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Gloriosa superba

Description: A scrambling indigenous bulb with shiny tapered bright green leaves. Wavy edged red and yellow flowers. Cut flower. HUGE tubers

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red and Yellow
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Jasminum multipartitum

Description: A scrambling climber with glossy linear dark green leaves and scented waxy white flowers. Attracts insects and birds.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Mondia whitei

Description: A robust threatened indigenous climber. It grows in forests and riverine woodland. Thick veined leaves and clusters of red and white flowers in summer. Likes moist conditions.

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Plumbago zeylinicah

Description: Scrambling indigenous climber with wiry stems and narrow leaves. Clusters of white star shaped flowers spr - sum. Medicinal

Growing conditions: Shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Ruttya fruticosa - yellow

Description: Scrambling indigenous shrub with glossy dark green foliage and two-lipped black centred yellow flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. A magnificent specimen in our garden. Waterwise

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Aut - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Senecio macroglossus

Description: Ivy leaf climber which needs a support to climb. Bears dainty yellow daisy like flowers all year particularly in late winter and spring. Has been known to survive the black frost!

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Aut - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Strophanthus speciosus

Description: A scrambling woody indigenous climber with scented yellow starfish shaped flowers in spring.Attracts Birds. The leaves, seeds and latex are poisonous. 10litre bags

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia - Arizona glow

Description: NEW hybrid indigenous climber with black centred dark orange flowers. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees to the garden. 17cm pot

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Thunbergia alata - Fire red

Description: A lovely indigenous climber with large maroon centred orange flowers all year. Colour differentiation more marked in winter when the orange becomes an apricot colour.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: All year
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Thunbergia alata - Rambling Rose

Description: A Petal Faire hybrid. We assume that she is a cross between the easy to grow Blushing Susie and the difficult Raspberry Smoothie. Tough with large large flowers - a winner!

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Thunbergia alata - Yellow

Description: An easy, fast growing climber with black centred yellow flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: All year
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Thunbergia dregeana

Description: A scrambling indigenous climber with heart shaped toothed furry green leaves. It has large cream flowers in summer. Bees love it. Waterwise.

Growing conditions: Part shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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R75.00  |   Buy now