Plants that are on Special for May 2020

These plants are being sold at discounted prices for May 2020, stocks last or until the Specials for June 2020 is published.

Click on green plant names to see a blog about that plant.

Asystasia gangetica

Creeping Foxglove.

  • An attractive groundcover that grows flat but will climb up if there is suitable support.
  • Produces many tubular Mackya bella like flowers. Sep -Apr.
  • Plant in partial shade or full sun. Fairly drought and cold hardy. Plants may burn in severe frost.
  • Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Host plant to some very attractive garden butterflies’ larvae.
  • 30 * 60 cm. Plant at 3 per sq. m.

N4 (1.6l) bag; Price: R25.00

Special price: R17.50

Bauhinia tomentosa

Yellow Bauhinia, Geelbeesklou

  • An evergreen large shrub or small tree.
  • Showy large butter-yellow bell-shaped flowers. Dec – Mar.
  • Plant in sun or partial shade. Drought and cold hardy.
  • 4 – 6 m * 3 – 5 m. A free flowering and worthy garden plant.

N10 (20l) bag; Price: R195.00

Special price: R136.50

Combretum kraussii

Forest Bushwillow, Bosvaderlandswilg

  • A mostly evergreen, fast growing small to medium sized tree.
  • Creamy white catkins, surrounding leaves often turn white. Sep – Oct.
  • Plant in sun or partial shade. Drought and cold hardy.
  • 6 – 10 * 6 – 8 m. Can be pruned to desired shape. Ideal shade tree for small gardens
  • Beautiful autumn colours through winter.

N6 (8l) bag; Price: R105.00

Special price: R73.50

 

                 Diospyros austro-africana

Fire-sticks Star-apple, Jakkalsbos

  • An evergreen dense shrub. Many small, attractive pink flowers Aug – Nov.
  • Red to black berries attract birds.
  • Grow in sun. Very cold and drought hardy. A low maintenance plant.
  •  3m * 3m

N6 bag; Price R105.00

Special price: R73.50

Dymondia mararetae

Silver Carpet, Tapytmadeliefie

  • A very flat growing, evergreen groundcover with attractive silver-green leaves.
  • Smallish yellow daisy flowers, all year.
  • Grows best in full sun. Cold hardy. Drought hardy.
  • A good lawn substitute and between pavers.
  • 5 cm * 30 cm. Plant 5 to 6 per sq. metre.
  • The flowers are visited by bees and butterflies.

N4 bag; Price: R27.50

Special price: R19.25

Dyschoriste thunbergiflora

Purple Bells, Persklokkies

  • An attractive small evergreen shrub.
  • Flowers are lovely deep blue to purple, tubular flowers. Nov – Apr.
  • Grow in sun or light partial shade. Semi cold hardy and do like regular water.
  •  1.2 m * 1 m. Free flowering and a lovely garden plant

N4 bag; Price R39.50

Special price: R27.65

Euryops pectinatus

Golden Daisy, Goue Magrietjie

  • A small evergreen shrub with attractive grey green leaves.
  • Very free flowering, showy yellow daisy flowers, Sep – Jan, some flowers all year.
  • Grows best in full sun. Cold hardy. Drought hardy, but needs some water in winter.
  • Low maintenance plant. Plant in mass or as a feature plant in small gardens
  • 1 *1.5m. Plant 75 cm apart.

N4 bag; Price: R39.50

Special price: R27.50

 

Felicia ameloides ‘Blue’ 

Felicia, Blue Marguerite, Bloumagriet

  • A small, evergreen shrub. Many cheerful small blue daisy flowers all year, peaks in spring.
  • Grow in sun or partial shade. Cold and drought hardy. Makes a good groundcover.
  • Up to 60 cm * 60 cm. Plant at 3 per square metre.

N4 bag; Price: R27.50

Special price: R19.50

Gardenia thunbergia

White Gardenia, Witkatjiepiering

  • An evergreen shrub. Large fragrant white tubular flowers with star-shaped mouth. Sep – Feb.
  • Grow in morning sun or partial shade. Semi-cold hardy. Likes regular water.
  • 2m * 2m, slow growing, but well worth the wait.

N6 bag; Price: R105.00

Special price: R73.50

Justicia adhatoides

Pistol-bush, Pistoolbos

  • An evergreen, large shrub or small tree with dark green, large leaves.
  • Beautiful, almost orhid-like, white flowers with  purple streaking in their throat. Jan – Aug.
  • Grow in morning sun or partial shade. Cold hardy. Water regularly.
  • Very showy in full flower.
  • 3  – 6 m * 2 – 4 m. Plant 2 – 3 m apart.

N10 (20l) bag; Price: R245.00

Special price: R171.50

Lobelia anceps

Swamp Lobelia, Moeraslobelia

  • An evergreen bushy groundcover.
  • Many small, pale blue and white, lobed flowers. Aug – Mar.
  • Grow in sun or partial shade. Cold hardy. Likes lots of water.
  • 15 – 40 * 30 – 40 cm. Plant 3 – 4 per sq. m. Very good groundcover for wet areas and next to water features.

N4 bag. Price R27.50

Special price: R19.25

Ocimum labiatum

Pink Sage, Pienk Salie

  • An ornamental, thick, bushy, medium sized shrub. Evergreen to deciduous.
  • Very showy, vertical spikes of tubular, pink flowers. Nov – Apr.
  • Partial shade or shade. Semi-cold hardy. Best with regular water.
  • 1 – 1.8 m * 1 – 1.5 m. Prune back harshly in spring. Feeds butterflies, bees and birds.

N5 bag. Price R69.00

Special price: R48.30

 

Plectranthus ambiguus

Pincushion Spurflower, Speldekussing Spoorsalie

  • An evergreen, flat growing groundcover.
  • Tubular mauve flowers on upright spikes up to 30 cm tall. Mar -May.
  • A little frost sensitive. Needs fairly regular water. Partial shade.
  • Host plant to the larvae of the Garden Inspector butterfly
  • 5 * 30 cm. Plant 3 – 4 per sq. m.

N4 bag; Price R29.50

Special price: R20.65

Salvia africana-lutea

Beach Salvia, Bruinsalie

  • An evergreen shrub with attractive grey leaves that are aromatic.
  • The large brick-orange flowers are typical salvia shape. Aug – Dec.
  • Grow in full sun. Drought hardy but likes regular water. A little cold sensitive.
  • Flowers attract sunbirds, bees and butterflies. Plant in mixed beds or can bet used as a hedge.
  • 1.5  * 1 m.  Prune back after flowering.

N5 bag; Price R79.00

Special price: R55.30

Tecomaria capensis ‘Peach’

Cape Honeysuckle, Kaapse Kanferfoelie, morapa-šitšane

  • An evergreen scrambler or shrub.
  • Very showy clusters of bright orange, tubular flowers. Aug – May.
  • The nectar rich flowers attract sunbirds, bees and butterflies. Larval host to some butterflies.
  • Best planted in sun. May be burnt by frost but typically bounce back in spring. Drought hardy.
  • 2 – 4 m * 2 – 5 m, plant 1.5m apart. Prune to shape. Can makes a good hedge.

N10 (20l) bag; Price: R225.00

Special price: R157.50

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