Perennials: Indigenous

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 .

Agapanthus inapertus - sky blue

Common name: Drooping agapanthus - pale blue form

Description: A clump forming grassland bulb with upright narrow strap like leaves. Umbels of sky blue flowers in summer.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Argyrolobium tomentosum mini

Common name: Argyrolobium - Short form

Description: Gorgeous soft indigenous perennial with attractive white edged trifoliate leaves and yellow pea like flowers.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Aristea ecklonii

Common name: Blue eyed grass

Description: Fast growing indigenous perennial with a basal fan of tufted narrow leaves. Spikes of dark blue flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Aristea ecklonii alba

Common name: White eyed grass

Description: A rare indigenous perennial with greyish green strap like leaves. Spikes of white flowers in spring.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Aspilia mossambicensis

Common name: Wild sunflower

Description: A lovely rounded indigenous perennial with narrow elliptical leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers all season. I cannot believe how well this plant has performed in my garden. Medicinal
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Begonia dregei

Common name: Dwarf wild begonia

Description: Rare endangered tuberous indigenous begonia with a caudex and small asymmetrical spotted leaves. Yellow centred white flowers sum - aut. 5l bags
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Begonia sutherlandii

Common name: Wild orange begonia

Description: A soft indigenous tuberous bulb. Lovely for moist shade and containers. Small orange red flowers all season. Easily propagated from small bulblets that form on the soft stems later in the season.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Bulbine natalensis - mini

Common name: Miniature broad leafed bulbine

Description: A new miniature aloe like perennial with a basal rosette of thick fleshy leaves. Spikes of yellow flowers all year. Good container plant.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Chlorophytum bowkerii

Common name: Giant chlorophytum

Description: A clump forming perennial with basal bright green strap-like leaves. sprays of white flowers in summer. Plants eog.
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Cotula sericea

Common name: Ganskos

Description: Fast growing groundcover with soft creeping silvery foliage. Yellow round button-like flowers all year. Likes HOT sun.
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Dietes bicolor ssp Armenica

Common name: Incorrectly named Dietes - Mazeppa

Description: A different dietes with orange marked cream petals. Fan shaped strap-like leaves. Robust and interesting
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Dietes iridioides variegata

Common name: Variegated dietes

Description: Rare indigenous perennial with white variegated strap like leaves and stiff stalks with pretty white flowers with lavender and yellow markings all year. Lovely in the shady parts of the garden.
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Dimorphotheca jucunda

Common name: Trailing white daisy

Description: An unusual highveld perennial with white daisy like flowers. Attracts butterflies. Well suited to rockeries and mass planting.
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Dyschoriste fischeri

Common name:

Description: An upright woody shrublet. Small greyish green leaves. Gorgeous turquoise(or mauvey blue) flowers all season. Likes those very hot spots in the garden.
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Falkia repens

Common name: African morning glory; oortjies

Description: A tough groundcover with cup shaped pale pink / white flowers. It makes a wonderful indigenous daisy lawn. Pollinated by moths and bees.
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Gerbera jamesonii

Common name: Barberton daisy

Description: A wonderful indigenous perennial with long stalks of daisy like flowers all season. Attracts bees and insects. Do not bury the crown when you plant it. Mixed colours.
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Gomphostigma virgatum

Common name: Otter bossie

Description: A water loving perennial with silver leaves on slender stems and spikes of white flowers. Prune back hard after flowering.Up to 20cm of water above the crown of the plant.
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Helichrysum cymosum

Common name: Golden carpet

Description: An gorgeous indigenous ground cover with woolly stems and aromatic small silver leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers in late summer.
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Hypoestes forskaolii

Common name: Ribbon bush

Description: An upright self seeding indigenous perennial. Dull green leaves with a velvety surface. Spikes of mauve lobed flowers in autumn.
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Hypoxis angustifolia

Common name: Miniature african potato

Description: A tough clump forming perennial with bright yellow star like flowers and leaves keeled with prominent ribs.
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Indigenous: Persicaria senegalensis

Common name: Silver snake root

Description: A spreading stolenous perennial with thick stems, large silver leaves and sprays of golden grasslike flowers. It does equally well in a pond or in the garden.
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Kleinia sp

Common name: Coral senecio - needs a name

Description: A succulent upright succulent with large pale green leaves. It forms new plants where the stems touch the ground. Gorgeous tufted coral flowers. After almost 20 years I still dont have a specie name for this one.
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Kniphofia - Yellow cheer

Common name: Yellow poker

Description: A sturdy indigenous hybrid with lax green deeply keeled leaves. Tall spikes with round based yellow flowers in autumn. Attracts birds and insects.
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Kniphofia ensifolia

Common name: Torch lily

Description: A sturdy indigenous perennial with erect grey green deeply keeled leaves. Tall spikes with lemon flowers in spring. Attracts birds and insects.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Laportea grossa

Common name: Spotted nettle

Description: Unusual indigenous perennial. Upright stems with stinging hairs, toothed spotted stinging leaves. Nice to lighten up shady spots in the garden.
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Osteospernum imbricatum

Common name: Orange daisy

Description: A tough indigenous perennial with upright stalks and narrow leaves. Gorgeous dark yellow flowers in summer.
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Pelargonium gibbosum

Common name: Knotted pele

Description: A semi succulent indigenous perennial with notched blue grey leaves. Clusters of limey yellow night scented flowers. Attracts night pollinators.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Pelargonium tomentosum

Common name: Mint scented pelargonium

Description: Sprawling indigenous perennial. Scented velvet textured leaves. Delicate white flowers in summer.
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Platycarpa glomerata

Common name:

Description: New interesting perennial with a basal rosette of spiny toothed leaves and stalkless pink flower. Grows in colonies on poor sandy soil.
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Plectranthus ciliatus aurea

Common name:

Description: A creeping indigenous perennial with attractive golden toned quilted leaves.Spikes of blue flowers in autumn.
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Rumohra adiantiformis

Common name: Leather leaf fern

Description: A rhizomatous creeping indigenous fern with large leathery deep green leaves. Leaves are used by florists because of longevity.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Salvia radula

Common name: Scrappy african sage

Description: Stunning upright indigenous perennial with furry and aromatic grey leaves. Panicles of white flowers all season.
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Scabiosa africana - alba

Common name: Blue pincushion

Description: Clump forming indigenous perennial with rosettes of deeply lobed leaves. White pom pom flowers spr - sum. Butterflies
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Scabiosa africana - blue

Common name: Blue pincushion

Description: Clump forming indigenous perennial with rosettes of deeply lobed leaves. Blue pom pom flowers spr - sum. Butterflies
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Selaginella kraussiana

Common name: Forest selaginella

Description: Mat forming tough indigenous fern-type ground cover with prostrate stems and fern like foliage. Indoor plant. One of the best ground covers in my garden. We have them in green and lime green.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Senecio rhomboideus

Common name:

Description: A gorgeous indigenous succulent with elongated tubers and large toothed grey green leaves. Sprays of yellow flowers in summer. Our plants frizzed into little brown bundles during winter, but here they are merrily pushing out sprays of leaves again. A gorgeous succulent.
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Senecio speciosus

Common name: Beautiful senecio

Description: A clump forming indigenous perennial with a basal rosette of toothed leaves and sprays of lilac pink flowers. Tough and one of my favourites!
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Senecio voigtii - Ezra

Common name: Kei River senecio deltoideus

Description: A gorgeous new indigenous perennial r with soft scalloped variegated leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers in autumn.
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Stipa dregeana

Common name: Bushmans grass

Description: A tufted indigenous gras with lax clumps of lime green leaves. Panicles of golden spikelets in summer. Gorgeous. Self seeds. Host plants for butterflies.
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Thunbergia atriplicifolia

Common name: Natal primrose

Description: A rare attractive clump forming perennial with stalkless oval furry leaves and large pale yellow flowers. NICE! Attracts insects and butterflies.
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Wahlenbergia rivularis

Common name: Bell flower

Description: A mat forming groundcover with flat lobed dark green leaves and bell shaped white / blue flowers in summer. Nice.
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Zantedeschia rehmannii

Common name: Calla lily

Description: A rare grassland bulb with lance shaped leaves and small trumpet shaped pink flushed cream flowers
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R90.00  |   Buy now