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 - Whitewater

Common name: Bears breeches - Whitewater

Description: Gorgeous exotic perennial with large lobed dark green leaves with splashes of white. Pink and white funnel shaped flowers in spring. Cut flower. Butterflies. 20cm pot
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R350.00  |   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

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

Alstroemeria - Citron

Common name: Yellow inca lily

Description: A fleshy rooted herbaceous perennial with spreading clumps of erect stems with narrow lance-shaped leaves. Umbels of showy funnel-shaped bright yellow flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Alstroemeria - pink

Common name: Pink Inca Lily

Description: A lovely exotic perennial with tuberous roots and soft leaves. Lovely salmon pink flowers in summer. Excellent flowers for the vase.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Alstroemeria - Red

Common name: Red Inca Lily

Description: A fleshy rooted herbaceous perennial with spreading clumps of erect stems with narrow lance-shaped leaves. Umbels of showy funnel-shaped White flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Alstroemeria - White

Common name: White Inca lily

Description: A fleshy rooted herbaceous perennial with spreading clumps of erect stems with narrow lance-shaped leaves. Umbels of showy funnel-shaped White flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Anemone - Hadspen abundance

Common name: Japanese anemone

Description: Suckering exotic perennial. Oval 3-palmate mid green leaves. Two tone pink flowers in autumn. Lovely.
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R120.00  |   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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R90.00  |   Buy now

Anemone - September charm

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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R120.00  |   Buy now

Anemone - Whirlwind

Common name: Double white japanese anemone

Description: A suckering exotic perennial with mid green leaves. Umbrels of double white flowers in autumn.
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R150.00  |   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

Aster ericoides

Common name: White Aster

Description: A bushy compact exotic perennial with narrow heath-like leaves. Sprays of white daisy flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Aster novi belgii - Jenny

Common name: Michaelmas daisy - Jenny

Description: A mound forming exotic perennial with tapered dark green leaves. Yellow centred lilac flowers in autumn. Attracts butterflies.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Astrantia major White

Common name: Masterwort

Description: A mound shaped perennial with deeply lobed palmate leaves. Delicate white flowers in summer. Divide root bulbs in autumn and spring.
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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

Campanula takesimana

Common name: Korean bell flower

Description: A clump forminn exotic perennial with glossy leathery heart shaped leaves. Upright stems of large white drooping bells.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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 summer. Bees and Butterflies
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Dicliptera suberecta

Common name: Hummingbird plant

Description: Soft stemmed ground cover with blue gray 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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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: 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

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 - 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 maderense

Common name: Madeira Island geranium

Description: A rare robust biennial with a stout "trunk", which radiates brittle looking stalks, much resembling a small palm tree, the lower ones bending to the ground to support the plant. It has dissected dark green leaves and Bouquets of showy purple pink flowers. Supposedly self seeds, but NOT in my garden!
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R150.00  |   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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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  |   Buy now

Hosta Dwarf Blue

Common name: Plantain lily

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial with slender blue grey leaves. Bell shaped white flowers in summer.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Impatiens namachabarwensis

Common name: Blue dream

Description: Self seeding exotic impatiens. Multi branched with bright green serrated leaves. Beautiful sapphire blue flowers. Could be an annual in SA? Does better in cooler climates.
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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

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

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Lysimachia barystachys

Common name: Manchurian yellow loosestrife

Description: A creeping exotic perennial for the woodland garden with dense 30cm racemes of white flowers. Bees and butterflies.
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R90.00  |   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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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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R50.00  |   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  |   Buy now

Physostegia virginiana alba

Common name: White obedient plant

Description: An upright suckering exotic perennial with tall panicles of white flowers in summer.
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R75.00  |   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? 18cm pots
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R150.00  |   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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R75.00  |   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

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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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

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  |   Buy now

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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R60.00  |   Buy now

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 Pale blue

Common name: Pale blue spiderwort

Description: A tough low growing perennial with fleshy strap like leaves. Terminal clusters of three petalled pale blue 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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R60.00  |   Buy now

Tradescantia virginiana White

Common name: White Spiderwort

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

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