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 - 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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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  |  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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Alstroemaria - Citron

Common name: Yellow inca lily

Description: A lovely bright yellow tall inca lily. Soft foliage.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common name: Woodland blue star

Description: A rounded multi-stemmed herbaceous perennial with upright stems, strap like leaves and clusters of true blue flowers in spring. Gorgeous
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R75.00  |   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

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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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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Campanula punctata - alba

Common name:

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with bright green leaves with heart shaped base. It has large bell shaped white flowers in summer. A lovely ground cover for a shady spot. Best C in my garden.
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Campanula rapunculoides

Common name: Creeping bell flower

Description: A rhizomatous exotic perennial with upright stems and lanceolate leaves. Spikes of drooping white flowers in summer.
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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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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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Cyrtonium falcatum

Common name: Japanese holly fern

Description: An easy-to-grow dense fern, with large, glossy, mid-green fronds. Arching, glossy, dark green fronds which are sickle-shaped.
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R75.00  |   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  |   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

Echinops ritro

Common name: Small globe thistle

Description: Tough exotic perennial, spiney woolly dark green leaves, globe shaped blue flowers in summer. Good cut flowers.
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R75.00  |   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 - Bowles mauve

Common name: Mauve wall flower

Description: A well shaped mound forming exotic perennial with lance shaped grey green leaves. Fragrant mauve flowers from winter - summer.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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

Filipendula vulgaris

Common name: Dropwort

Description: A rosette forming perennial with fern like finely divided leaves and sprays of white flowers.
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R60.00  |   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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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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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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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

Heliotropium arborescens

Common name: Cherry pie

Description: A lovely well shaped exotic perennial with rough oval dark green leaves. Vanilla scented purple/ mauve flowers. Attracts birds and butterflies.
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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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Hosta Blue Mammoth

Common name: Plantain lily

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial with large blue grey leaves. Bell shaped white flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   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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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. They come from bright green to glaucous green and have undulate margins.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Phlox paniculata

Common name: Perennial phlox

Description: A night scented, upright perennial with panicles of flowers in summer. Attracts birds and bees. One of the best.
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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.
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  |  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.
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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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Tricyrtis - Lilac towers

Common name: Toad lily - Lilac towers

Description: Upright clump forming exotic perennial. Furry lance-shaped leaves. Lily like lilac spotted flowers in autumn.
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Tricyrtis - Tiny toad

Common name: Toad lily - Tiny toad

Description: An upright clump forming exotic perennial with lance shaped leaves. Yellow centred spotted orchid-like flowers in autumn. attracts butterflies.
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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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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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Tweedia caerulea

Common name: Oxypetalum

Description: A gorgeous exotic perennial with green felted leaves. Fragrant five petalled true blue flowers in spring. Not an easy-to-grow plant
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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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