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 .

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

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

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

Bergenia cordiflora

Common name: Elephants ears

Description: a Fast growing exotic ground cover with rounded heart shaped pale green leaves. Clusters of waxy bell shaped pink flowers in spring.
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R90.00  |   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. Incredible medicinal plant.
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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

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

Dahlia imperialis

Common name: Tree dahlia

Description: A fast growing exotic perennial with bamboo-like stems. Orange centred lilac flowers in winter. Bees and Butterflies. Hardy to -5.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Epidendrum spp

Common name: Orange ground orchid

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

Exotic: 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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R75.00  |   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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Fuchsia triphylla - Billy Green

Common name: Fuchsia Billy Green

Description: An upright exotic perennial with lovely dark olive green foliage. Long tubular coral flowers.Bees and birds.
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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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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

Geum - Fresh Woods

Common name: Avens Fresh Woods

Description: A compact exotic perennial with a round cushion of coarse leaves. Spikes of open orange flowers in summer.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Helleborus orientalis

Common name: Lenten rose

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with dark leathery palmate leaves. Nodding saucer shaped flowers from winter to spring.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Hosta Blue Mammoth

Common name: Plantain lily

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial with large heart shaped blue grey leaves. Bell shaped white flowers in summer.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R120.00  |   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

Kaempferia pulchra

Common name: Peacock ginger

Description: A low growing rhizamotous perennial with silver markings on dark green leaves. Three petalled lilac flwers in summer.
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R90.00  |   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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R90.00  |   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.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Lobelia speciosa - Fan red

Common name: Scarlet Cardinal flower

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with oblong glossy toothed green leaves. Spikes of two lipped scarlet flowers in summer. A lovely cut flower.
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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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Monarda - Mahogany

Common name: Bergamot

Description: A clump forming perennial with aromatic lance shaped leaves. Whorls of tubular maroon flowers. Attracts bees.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

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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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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Phlebodium aureum

Common name: Blue star fern

Description: A rhizomatous exotic fern, with the creeping thick rhizome densely covered in the golden-brown scales that give the species its name. The fronds are large and deeply lobed with undulated margins.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Phlox paniculata - Lilac

Common name: Perennial Phlox lilac

Description: A night scented, upright perennial with panicles of lilac flowers in summer. Attracts birds and bees.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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? 18cm pots
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Rudbeckia lacinata - Herbstonne

Common name: Coneflower - Herbstonne

Description: Upright rhizamotous perennial with deeply lobed basal leaves. Daisy like yellow flowers from sum - aut. Butterflies
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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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R75.00  |   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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R60.00  |   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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Scabiosa caucasica - fama blue

Common name: Pin Cushion flower

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial with rosettes of deeply lobed grey green leaves. Large blue pom pom flowers in summer. Butterflies. Cut flower.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

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

Sisyrinchium striatum

Common name: Yellow-eyed grass

Description: A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with linear to lance shaped, iris-like greyish green leaves. Spikes of pale yellow flowers in summer. It self seeds.
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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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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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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. Mandatory in our winter newsletter!
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Tradescantia virginiana Magenta

Common name: Magenta spider wort

Description: A tough low growing perennial with fleshy strap like leaves. Terminal clusters of three petalled maroon flowers all season.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Tradescantia virginiana Purple

Common name: Purple spiderwort

Description: A tough low growing perennial with fleshy strap like leaves. Terminal clusters of three petalled purple flowers all season.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Tradescantia virginiana Royal blue

Common name: Royal blue spider lily

Description: fleshy strap like leaves. Terminal clusters of three petalled royal blue flowers all season.
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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

Zingiber zerumbeet

Common name: Pine cone ginger

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with long narrow leaves that develop from a rhizome. Pine cone type flowers in summer. Medicinal
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R120.00  |   Buy now