Plumbago is an evergreen shrub often grown as a climber. It produces masses of sky-blue flowers all through summer. Also comes in white and deep blue. Plumbago makes a very good formal or informal hedge and responds well to pruning. It is fast growing, drought resistent and tolerant of frost. Attracts butterflies. Grows well with Tecomaria.
Found in stony places and drier areas of the Karoo and Namaqualand in South Africa. The starfish-like flowers mimic the odour of rotting flesh, to attract the carrion flies that pollinate them.
Nice to look at though !
Albuca bracteata – Sea onion being attended to by a bee !
Attractive inflorescences on long spikes of small white fragrant flowers with green central stripes produced from spring to summer.
These South African natives are particularly attractive in rock gardens, slopes and containers.
Ornithogalum thyrsoides is a bulbous perrenial bearing a raceme of glossy white flowers.
It occurs on sandy flats and lower slopes from Namaqualand to the southern cape.
Now flowering at Towerkop Nursery, I just love the name ‘Chincherinchee’ !
This small Aloe is widespread in the arid western interior of South Africa.
Watsonia. Robust, deciduous, cormous perennial of the Iris family. Indigenous to South Africa.
Carrion Flower – Orbea variegata. Native to the Southwestern and southern cape of South Africa.