South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue


  • Wahlenbergia rivularis

    Wahlenbergia rivularis

    Bell Flower, White African Bluebell, ipipiyo

    Wahlenbergia rivularis, the Bell Flower, is a very hardy, semi-deciduous perennial that spreads horizontally to form an attractive groundcover of soft, green foliage. It bears masses of white, bell-shaped flowers in summer that gently nod and dance in the slightest breeze. The flowers attract insect...
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  • Warburgia salutaris

    Warburgia salutaris

    Pepperbark Tree, Peperbasboom

    Warburgia salutaris is a fairly hardy, medium sized tree or large shrub with brown bark that has slightly raised, yellowish lenticels and a peppery smell. The attractive glossy green leaves also smell strongly of pepper when crushed. The young leaves are blue green and resemble the Silver Cluster Le...
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  • Watsonia angusta

    Watsonia angusta

    River Watsonia, Rooikanolpypie

    Watsonia angusta is a very hardy, evergreen, bulbous plant with grey-green strap-like leaves. It bears spikes of orangey-red flowers from November to January that add fiery spikes to the garden. The flowers attract Sunbirds and insects to the garden. It makes a good accent plant but is also beautif...
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  • Watsonia borbonica

    Watsonia borbonica

    Suurkanol, kanolpypie, Pink Watsonia

    Watsonia borbonica is a semi-hardy, deciduous (summer dormant) clump-forming plant that sends out fans of up to eight long, glossy, bright green leaves in autumn, from a large underground corm. Magnificent, tall spikes of beautiful showy pink flowers in late winter to spring (mid July to end Septemb...
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  • Watsonia borbonica Persephone

    Watsonia borbonica Persephone

    Suurkanol

    Watsonia borbonica ‘Persephone’ is a hardy, tall, summer deciduous, clump forming, hyrid bulbous plant with firm glossy sword-shaped leaves that create wonderful form and shape in the winter garden. This selection has magnificent, tall (up to 2m) spikes of finely scented large, delicate...
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  • Watsonia borbonica subsp ardneri

    Watsonia borbonica subsp ardneri

    White Watsonia, Suurkanol

    Watsonia borbonica subsp. ardneri ‘White’ is a hardy, tall, summer deciduous, clump forming, bulbous plant with firm glossy sword-shaped leaves that create wonderful form and shape in the winter garden. The magnificent, tall (up to 2m) spikes of finely scented large, shiny-white, trumpe...
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