Perennials: Exotic

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 .

Acanthus mollis - Hollards Gold

Common name: Bears breeches - Hollards gold

Description: Gorgeous exotic perennial with large lobed leaves. They start the season with a golden colour. Revert to acid green in the summer.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Achillea - Red velvet

Common name: Red Yarrow

Description: A mat forming exotic perennial with fern like aromatic foliage. Flat corymbs of red flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Achillea - Rose pink

Common name: Pink yarrow

Description: A mat forming exotic perennial with fern like aromatic foliage. Flat corymbs of rose pink flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Achillea filipendulina - Parkers yellow

Common name: Yarrow - Parkers yellow

Description: An upright exotic perennial with fern-like aromatic grey green foliage. Flat corymbs of bright golden flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Achillea millefolium - White beauty

Common name: White yarrow

Description: A mat forming exotic perennial with fern like aromatic foliage. Flat corymbs of white flowers in summer. Waterwise
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Aegopodium podagraria

Common name: Ground elder

Description: Non-invasive (in SA) groundcover with wispy variegated foliage and small white flowers. Ideal for mass planting or a small border.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Ajania pacifica

Common name: Silver and gold chrysanthemum

Description: A tough mound forming exotic perennial, with silky silver edged leaves and yellow flowerheads in autumn.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Anemone - Honorine Jobert

Common name: White Japanese anemone

Description: A suckering exotic perennial with mid green leaves. Umbrels of single white flowers in autumn.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Anemone - Queen Charlotte

Common name: Japanese anemone

Description: A suckering perennial with oval palmate mid green leaves and sprays of pink flowers. Gorgeous slightly cupped pink flowers in autumn. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Arthropodium cirrathum

Common name: New Zealand rock lily

Description: A tufted exotic perennial with lance shaped grey green leaves. Panicles of star shaped white flowers in summer. Dry shade. Rather gorgeous!
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Callisia fragrans - Melnikoff

Common name: False bromeliad, basket plant

Description: A creeping herbaceous plant with leaves crowded into rosette-like clusters and spreading laterally via long runners.Elliptic pointed fleshy variegated leaves. Pinch plants to prevent long, scraggly growth.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Campanula latifolia

Common name: Common bellflower

Description: A clump forming upright perennial with bright green rounded leaves and spikes of bell shaped blue flowers. Cut back unbranched stems after flowering.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Canna hybrids

Common name: Canna lily

Description: A tall floriferous perennial with green paddle shaped leaves and bright red flowers. It multiplies well.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Convolvulus sabatius

Common name: Ground morning glory

Description: Trailing mat forming perennial, round green leaves and cup shaped blue flowers all season. Use over wall, hanging basket or in a container
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Dendrobium nobile

Common name: Noble dendrobium

Description: A gorgeous exotic epiphytic orchid with strap-like leaves. Racemes of flowers in spring. Mixed colours
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Dendrobium x delicatum pink

Common name: Pink rock orchid

Description: A rare lilthophytic orchid with sprays of white flowers in spring. Easy.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

Common name: Blue ginger

Description: An upright exotic perennial with lance like leaves on cane like stems. Clusters of deep violet flowers. Spectacular.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Dicliptera suberecta

Common name: Hummingbird plant

Description: Soft stemmed ground cover with leaves that look like small fluffy rabbits ears! Tubular red orange flowers in summer. Birds, bees and butterflies.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Epidendrum spp

Common name: Orange ground orchid

Description: An epiphytic orchid with rambling stems and leathery leaves. Racemes of scented orange flowers all season.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Erysimum cheiri

Common name: Wallflower

Description: A sparse exotic perennial with orangey mauve flowers loved by bees. This is the old fashioned one!
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Lychnis flos cuculi

Common name: Lychnis Ragged robin

Description: A mat-forming exotic perennial with rosette forming lanceolate leaves and narrow petaled pink flowers. Lovely in a woodland garden.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Farfugium japonicum - Argenteum

Common name:

Description: Very rare, difficult to propagate exotic perennial. Huge kidney shaped dark green leaves with white splashes. Yellow daisy like flowers in autumn.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Farfugium tusselaginea - Gigantea

Common name: Giant leopard plant

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial, with magnificent large round leaves on long stalks, clusters of yellow flowers in autumn.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Fuchsia triphylla - Catherina

Common name: Fuchsia - Catherina

Description: An upright exotic perennial with lovely maroon foliage. Clusters of pink - red blooms.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Geranium dalmaticum

Common name: Dalmaticum cranesbill

Description: A mat-forming exotic perennial with rosettes of basal leaves. Long stalked mauve flowers. Nice.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Geranium sanguineum - Elke

Common name:

Description: A trailing exotic perennial with white edged pink flowers all season. Cut back foliage after flowering. This one has been on my wish list for years.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Geranium x riversleaianum - Mavis Simpson

Common name: Geranium Mavis Simpson

Description: A water wise clump forming perennial with soft grey green leaves and long stems of pink flowers. Cut back foliage after flowering.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Geranium x riversleaianum- Russel Prichard

Common name: Geranium Russel Prichard

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with mat forming lobed silver grey foliage. Vivid pink cup like flowers all season. Bees. Cut back hard after flowering.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Hedychium x coccineum

Common name: Scarlett ginger lily

Description: Sterile form of an exotic ginger. Upright canes, lance shaped leaves and spikes of orange flowers. Sterile form
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Hemerocallis - Evening Enchantment

Common name: Daylily - Evening enchantment

Description: A gorgeous clump forming daylily with strap like leaves and white edged red flowers.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Impatiens arguta

Common name: Blue dream impatiens

Description: A fast growing exotic perennial, with tubular bluish lavender flowers. One of the most heat tolerant of all the impatiens.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Impatiens niamniamensis

Common name: Congo cockatoo

Description: An upright perennial from the Congo with scalloped dark green leaves and hooded red and yellow flowers.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Impatiens tinctoria

Common name: Tropical balsam

Description: A rare tuberous African perennial with ovate lined serrated leaves and night scented spectacular white flowers.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Justicia fulvicoma

Common name: Shrimp plant

Description: A soft rounded exotic perennial with arching shoots and downy leaves. Elongated bract with red flowers in autumn. Stunning
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Kohleria digitalifolia

Common name: Foxglove kohleria

Description: A spreading rhizomatous perennial with hairy lance shaped leaves. Bright pink flowers with spotted lobes. Lovely in hanging bowl or container.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Laelia anceps

Common name:

Description: Gorgeous Mexican orchid clump forming with tough oblong leaves. Sprays of white flowers in early summer. Mounted. These plants are now in bud!
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Leucanthemum sp

Common name: Dwarf shasta daisy

Description: A clump-forming exotic perennial with huge yellow centred white flowers. Cut flower. Butterflies. Waterwise
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Libertia formosa

Common name: Satin flower

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with a basal fan of spiky sword like leaves. Spikes of white bowl shaped flowers in summer. Cut back hard in early spring.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Lobelia - Purple Towers

Common name: Purple cardinal flower

Description: An upright exotic bog perennial. Clump forming with tapered leaves and spikes of purple flowers in summer. Cut flower.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ludisia discolor

Common name: Jewel orchid

Description: Easy to grow exotic orchid with velvety textured maroon leaves. Sprays of white flowers from win - spr.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Lychnis coronaria alba

Common name: Rose campion

Description: Clump forming self-seeding exotic perennial with silver felted leaves. Five petaled white flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Lysimachia ciliata

Common name: Fringed loosestrife

Description: A spreading exotic perennial with lance shaped dark marooon leaves. Sprays of open yellow flowers in summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Malvastrum lateritium

Common name: False mallow

Description: A new gorgeous exotic groundcover with lobed mid green leaves. Yellow centred peach flowers in summer
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Neomarica caerulea

Common name: Royal blue neomarica

Description: Large rhizomatous perennial with gorgeous brown centred scented dark blue flowers. Use in mixed border or as accent plant.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Neomarica gracilas

Common name: Apostle plant

Description: A clump forming exotic bulb. It has white flowers with pruple markings in spring. Multiplies well. Good house plant. Attracts bees, butterflies, birds.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Penstemon digitalis - Huskers red

Common name: Foxglove penstemon

Description: A superb perennial with lance shaped toothed ruby leaves, black stems and cream tubular pink flowers. Bees birds butterflies
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Persicaria - Red Dragon

Common name: Painters palette

Description: A spreading clump forming perennial with lovely variegated leaves with dark chevron markings and sprays of white flowers.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Pilea pepperomioides

Common name: Chinese money plant

Description: A creeping exotic perennial with leathery disc-shaped glossy leaves. Small white flowers in spring. Indoor plant. It seems to be on the "must have" list, folklore?
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Polygonatum biflorum

Common name: Solomons Seal

Description: A very rare rhizomatous perennial with arching stems, lance shaped leaves and greenish white flowers. Wonderful for a woodland setting.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Rudbeckia fulgida - Goldstrum

Common name: Orange cone flower

Description: A low growing perennial with dark green ovate rough basal leaves and golden daisy like flowers. Nice.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ruellia brittoniana

Common name: Mexican petunia

Description: A multi stemmed exotic perennial with dark green leaves on fleshy purple stems. Sprays of purple petunia like flowers from October to April. This one is not invasive!
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ruellia brittoniana pink

Common name: Pink mexican petunia

Description: A NEW soft stemmed perennial with lance shaped dark green leaves and funnel shaped pink flowers.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ruellia graecizans

Common name: Red Christmas pride

Description: A self seeding perennial with narrow bright green leaves and tubular red flowers. Likes acid soil.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Common name: Purple pincushion

Description: A self seeding upright perennial with deeply lobed leaves. Wiry stems with rounded plum flowers from spring to autumn. Attracts bees, insects and butterflies
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Sedum mexicanum - Lemon ball

Common name: Lemon ball stonecrop

Description: A tough spreading exotic ground cover with soft linear foliage. Bright yellow star shaped flowers in late spring. Container!
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Sedum tetractinum

Common name: Fish-scale sedum

Description: Cascading exotic groundcover with fleshy rounded leaves which bronze in winter. Small daisy like flowers in summer.
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Sisyrinchium fasicultum - E.K. Balls

Common name: Blue eyed grass

Description: A tough tufted exotic perennial with narrow leaves and star shaped purple flowers in summer. Waterwise.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Solidago - Golden baby

Common name: Golden rod

Description: A dwarf form of perennial with lance shaped leaves. Spikes of featherly bright yellow flowers.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Sphaeralcea Newleaze Coral

Common name: Desert mallow

Description: An upright exotic perennial with soft grey green leaves. Spikes of cup-shaped coral flowers all season. Likes it hot!
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Stokesia laevis

Common name: Stoke's aster

Description: A mound shaped clump forming perennial with dark leathery leaves and frilly daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies and bees.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Strobilanthes attenuata

Common name:

Description: A spreading rounded perennial with heart shaped furry lime green leaves. Hooded violet flowers in summer. Lovely
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Symphytum tauricum

Common name: Crimean comfrey

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial, tuberous roots, oblong green leaves, tubular white flowers.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Thalictrum delavayi

Common name: Chinese meadow rue

Description: A clump forming perennial with lovely greyish green fern-like foliage and clusters of pendulous lilac flowers.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Tradescantia - Blushing Bride

Common name: Spiderwort

Description: A trailing ground cover with striking green, cream, purple tipped strap like leaves. The colour differentiation more prominent in winter. Cut back to get more differentiation.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Tradescantia virginiana

Common name: Spider lily

Description: A tough low growing perennial with fleshy strap like leaves and heads of three petalled flowers all season. We have them in near-white, pink, blue and purple.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Tricyrtis - Toyen

Common name: Toad lily - toyen

Description: New upright perennial with sturdy stems and lance shaped leaves. Sprays of orchid like lilac edged white flowers. Waterwise
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Tricyrtis formosana

Common name: Toad lily

Description: An clump forming rhizomatous perennial with spotted lance shaped leaves. Star shaped orchid like lilac flowers in autumn. Gorgeous.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Zauschneria cana

Common name: Californian fuchsia

Description: A cascading perennial with small silver leaves ans sprays of red flowers in spring and autumn. Waterwise, birds.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Zingiber zerumbeet

Common name: Pine cone ginger

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with long narrow leaves develop on rhizome. Pine cone type flowers in summer. Medicinal
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R75.00  |   Buy now