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. Provide nectar for butterflies.
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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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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

Common name:

Description: A compact perennial with smallish thick slightly hairy leaves and tubular blue flowers in summer.
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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

Common name:

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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Dimorphotheca jucunda

Common name: Trailing white daisy

Description: An unusual highveld perennial with white daisy like flowers. Attracts butterflies. Well suited to rockeries and mass planting.
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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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Gerbera jamesonii

Common name: Barberton daisy

Description: A wonderful indigenous perennial with long stalks of daisy like flowers all season. Attracts bees and insects. Do not bury the crown when you plant it. Mixed colours
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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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Indigenous: 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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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 albescens

Common name: White poker

Description: A multistemmed indigenous perennial with keeled, dull green, tough and fibrous leaves. Dense tapered spikes of greenish white flowers in summer. Moist areas. Pic courtesy of Grassland Nursery.
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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 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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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 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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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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

Common name:

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

Common name: Blue pincushion

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

Common name: Lime green forest selaginella

Description: Mat forming tough indigenous fern-type ground cover with prostrate stems and fern like foliage. Indoor plant. One of the best ground covers in my garden.
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Senecio rhomboideus

Common name:

Description: A gorgeous indigenous succulent with elongated tubers and large toothed grey green leaves. Sprays of yellow flowers in summer.
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Senecio serpens

Common name: Blue chalksticks

Description: A compact indigenous succulent with red tipped grey finger-like fleshy leaves. Clusters of white flowers in summer. Does extremely well in our Gauteng garden.
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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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Senecio voigtii - Ezra

Common name: Kei River senecio deltoideus

Description: A gorgeous new indigenous climber with soft scalloped variegated leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers in autumn.
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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

Common name:

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.