South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue


  • Babiana hypogea

    Babiana hypogea

    Bobbejaanuintjie, Dwarf babiana

    Babiana hypogea is a very hardy, deciduous bulb has attractive pleated leaves.  It bears beautiful, large mauve flowers with pale yellow markings in summer and autumn. The flowers are sweetly scented and borne at ground level. The flowers attract insects to the garden. This unusual bulb is sel...
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  • Baphia racemosa

    Baphia racemosa

    Natal Camwood, violet pea, Boskamhout, uTshuphu, isiFithi

    Baphia racemosa is a hardy, evergreen, quite slow growing shrub or small tree with a dense, rounded crown of dark green, glossy leaves.It bears sprays of pure white pea-like flowers with a yellow honey-guide spot on the upper petal from August to November. The flowers fill the air with a strong viol...
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  • Barleria greenii

    Barleria greenii

    Wild Bush Petunia, Green's barleria

    Barleria greenii is a very hardy, deciduous, spiny, small shrub. It has masses of gorgeous, huge pink, Petunia-like flowers in summer. They are sweet smelling at night which suggests that they are moth pollinated and have copious nectar that attracts Carpenter Bees and other insects to the garden. ...
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  • Barleria obtusa

    Barleria obtusa

    Bush violet, barleria, Bosviooltjie, idololenkonyane

    Barleria obtusa is a hardy, evergreen, small, drought resistant, herbaceous shrublet that tends to sprawl. It blooms profusely with violet flowers in autumn and has a few flowers most of the year round. It grows well in sun or semi-shade but blooms more profusely in the sun. Prune back hard after fl...
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  • Barleria prionitis delagoense

    Barleria prionitis delagoense

    Porcupine Flower, Delagoa Bay barleria

    Barleria prionitis subsp. delagoense is a fairly hardy, evergreen, fast-growing, drought resistant shrublet or groundcover with opposite pairs of bright green leaves. It bears beautiful, clear apricot flowers in the axils of the leaves. These make a lovely show in the garden from as early as D...
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  • Barleria repens Pink

    Barleria repens Pink

    Small Bush Violet, Bosviooltjie

    Barleria repens "Pink" is a hardy, evergreen, small and drought-resistant herbaceous shrublet or groundcover that tends to sprawl. It has dark-green, quite glossy leaves. It blooms profusely with glossy, pink flowers in summer and autumn but also has a few flowers for most of the year. Th...
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  • Barleria repens Purple Prince

    Barleria repens Purple Prince

    small bush violet, kleinbosviooltjie, inzinziniba

    Barleria repens purple is a hardy, evergreen, small and fairly drought resistant herbaceous shrublet that tends to sprawl. It blooms profusely with glossy, dark purple flowers in summer and autumn but also has a few flowers for most of the year. The flowers attract insects to the garden. It has dar...
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  • Barleria repens Rosea

    Barleria repens Rosea

    Small Bush Violet

    Barleria repens rosea is a fairly hardy, evergreen, small, herbaceous, clump forming shrublet or groundcover with glossy, dark green leaves. It blooms profusely with gorgeous, bright cerise flowers in autumn and a few flowers all year round. It grows well in sun or shade. The flowers attract insect...
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  • Barleria rotundifolia

    Barleria rotundifolia

    Spiny Yellow Barleria, Thorny Bush Violet, Yellow Barleria, Geelbarleria

    Barleria rotundifolia is a hardy, evergreen, fairly fast growing, rambling shrub that has a rounded shape. The spiny branches produce small, shiny green leaves. From December to March it produces yellow tubular flowers, with the four upper lobes of the flower separated from the lower lobe to form an...
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  • Bauhinia bowkeri

    Bauhinia bowkeri

    Kei bauhinia, Kei White Bauhinia, Keibeesklou, Umdlandlovu

    Bauhinia bowkeri is a hardy, semi-deciduous, scrambling shrub or small tree with bright green, glossy bi-lobed leaves that look like butterfly wings. It bears big, frilly white flowers that are sweetly scented from October to December. This plant is spectacular when in flower. Plant in sun or semi-...
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