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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Anisodontae scabrosa

Common name: Pink mallow

Description: Fast growing rounded Cape shrub. Woody stems aromatic leaves and large cup shaped pink flowers. Beautiful one of my Stellenbosch Botanical Garden finds. This grows beautifully in my Gauteng garden.
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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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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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Barleria crassa

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Description: A compact perennial with smallish thick slightly hairy leaves and tubular blue flowers in summer.
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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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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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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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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Crassula perfoliata

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Description: Sparsely branched succulent with oblong sickle shaped leaves. Peduncle with red flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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R40.00  |   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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Kleinia fulgens

Common name: Coral senecio

Description: A gorgeous indigenous succulent with fleshy narrow chalky silver leaves and tufted scarlet red flowers. Waterwise.
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Kleinia sp

Common name: Coral senecio - needs a name

Description: A succulent upright succulent with large pale green leaves. It forms new plants where the stems touch the ground. Gorgeous tufted coral flowers. After almost 20 years I still dont have a specie name for this one.
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Kniphofia ensifolia

Common name: Torch lily

Description: A sturdy indigenous perennial with erect grey green deeply keeled leaves. Tall spikes with lemon flowers in spring. Attracts birds and insects.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Kniphofia pauciflora

Common name: Dainty poker

Description: Miniature indigenous perennial. Extinct in the wild - rescued by horticulture!
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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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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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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Osteospernum imbricatum

Common name: Orange daisy

Description: A tough indigenous perennial with upright stalks and narrow leaves. Gorgeous dark yellow flowers in summer. Apologies for the bad photograph.
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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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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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Pelargonium peltatum

Common name: Ivy-leafed geranium

Description: A climbing indigenous perennial with fleshy ivy shaped leaves and clusters of pale lilac flowers.
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Pelargonium tomentosum

Common name: Mint scented pelargonium

Description: Sprawling indigenous perennial. Scented velvet textured leaves. Delicate white flowers in summer.
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Persicaria senegalensis

Common name: Silver snake root

Description: A spreading stolenous perennial with thick stems, large silver leaves and sprays of golden grasslike flowers. It does equally well in a pond or in the garden.
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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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Plectranthus ciliatus aurea

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Description: A creeping indigenous perennial with attractive golden toned quilted leaves.Spikes of blue flowers in autumn.
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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

Scabiosa africana

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Description: Clump forming indigenous perennial with rosettes of deeply lobed leaves. Mauve pom pom flowers spr - sum. Butterflies
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Senecio rhomboideus

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Description: A gorgeous indigenous succulent with elongated tubers and large toothed grey green leaves. Sprays of yellow flowers in summer.
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R90.00  |   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 and one of my favourites!
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Silene bellidioides

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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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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Talbotia elegans

Common name: False draecena

Description: A slow growing indigenous perennial with creeping fibrous rosette forming leaves. Star shaped coconut scented white flowers.Container. Superb plants for sale
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Thunbergia neglecta

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Description: A scrambling indigenous climber / ground cover with heart shaped leaves. White flowers in summer.
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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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Zantedeschia - Green Goddess

Common name: Green goddess arum lily

Description: Gorgeous indigenous perennial with ovate dark green fleshy leaves. Large green tipped flower spathes.
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R120.00  |   Buy now