South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue


  • Pachypodium saundersiae

    Pachypodium saundersiae

    Kudu Lily, Rathbonia, Koedoelelie, Isihlehle, insema-yamatshe, Ligubugubu, sikymbyambya, sisila-semphala

    Pachypodium saundersiae is a semi hardy, deciduous succulent shrub that has a large, irregularly swollen stem with thick branches and a silvery-grey bark with hard white spines. From April to June it bears large, attractive, frilly, white, tubular flowers that are suffused with reddish-purple. The ...
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  • Papaver aculeatum

    Papaver aculeatum

    Wild Poppy, bristle poppy, orange poppy, doringpapawer, koringpapawer, wildepapawer, sehlohlo

    Papaver aculeatum is a very hardy, evergreen annual to perennial groundcover with a basal rosette of grey-green attractive leaves. It bears beautiful, papery salmon-pink poppies on long stems from early spring to late summer. This rare little plant takes well to cultivation and stays perennial for a...
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  • Pappea capensis

    Pappea capensis

    Jacket Plum, Doppruim, Tshikavhavhe, Umqhokwane

    Pappea capensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive, small to medium sized, neatly shaped, dense tree. The bark is pale grey-brown with knobbly branches. The edges of the leathery leaves are wavy and the reddish spring colours are very pretty. Sprays of scented yellowish-green flowers are born...
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  • Pavetta lanceolata

    Pavetta lanceolata

    Weeping Brides Bush, Treurbruidsbo, tshituku, gololembuzi, umhleza

    Pavetta lanceolata is a hardy, small, evergreen shrub or small tree with attractive dark foliage. Spectacular, large clusters of pure white, pincushion-like flowers with long protruding stamens are borne from October. to January. and are strongly scented. The plant bears so many flowers that you ca...
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  • Pavonia praemorsa

    Pavonia praemorsa

    Yellow Pavonia, yellow mallow

    Pavonia praemorsa is a hardy, very attractive, medium sized, evergreen shrub with glossy, round leaves and purplish stems. It bears butter yellow hibiscus-like flowers almost all year round. It is a beautiful form plant and a most attractive garden subject that grows in sun or semi-shade. Plant in w...
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  • Peddiea africana

    Peddiea africana


    Peddiea africana is a fairly hardy (not frost hardy), small, slender tree or large shrub, with dark grey-brown, fibrous bark. The shiny, dark green leaves are clustered at the ends of branches. New leaves are a shiny, pale green, giving a decorative contrast of foliage on the plant. The clusters of ...
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  • Pelargonium acetosum

    Pelargonium acetosum

    Sorrel leaved Pelargonium

    Pelargonium acetosum is a hardy, evergreen, bushy but sometimes straggling ground cover with semi-succulent bright green leaves that are edged in red. The gorgeous, brilliant, satiny- pink flowers vary from coral pink to almost white. There are two to seven flowers per stalk, and this groundcov...
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  • Pelargonium betulinum

    Pelargonium betulinum

    Camphor-scented pelargonium, birch-leaved pelargonium, Kanferblaar, maagpynbossie, suurbos

    Pelargonium betulium is a hardy, evergreen, rounded, bushy perennial with attractive, aromatic leaves that have purplish-red edges. The large, showy, pink to white or purple flowers with dark purple streaks are borne from August to October and are beautifully marked with magenta margins on the upper...
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  • Pelargonium capitatum

    Pelargonium capitatum

    Rose-scented Pelargonium

    Pelargonium capitatum is a very hardy, evergreen, upright, bushy shrub with crinkly, grey-green, rose-scented leaves that have hairs, which trap moisture and give them a sparkling look. Heads of small pink to mauve flowers with stripes on the upper petals flush in spring and summer although there ar...
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  • Pelargonium cucullatum

    Pelargonium cucullatum

    hooded-leaf pelargonium, herba althaea, wildemalva

    Pelargonium cucullatum is a hardy, evergreen fast growing shrub and is the parent of many of the modern hybrid Pelargoniums. It has attractive round to kidney shape quilted leaves that are sweetly scented when crushed. The large pink, purple and sometimes even white flowers with dark markings on th...
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