Tag Archives: Indigenous plants

Plumbago auriculata. Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

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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.

Chincherinchee – Ornithogalum thyrsoides. Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

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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’ !

 

 

Aloe variegata, flowering now at Towerkop Nursery.

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This small Aloe is widespread in the arid western interior of South Africa.

Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

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Watsonia. Robust, deciduous, cormous perennial of the Iris family. Indigenous to South Africa.

Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

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Carrion Flower – Orbea variegata. Native to the Southwestern and southern cape of South Africa.

Today John the Farmer visited Nelson Mandela Bay.

Grass Roof

Grass Roof

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Succulent Garden

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Succulent Garden

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Succulent collection

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Succulent Nursery

Happy Equinox – March Lillies Flowering in, well March !

March Lilly

 

 

March Lilly (Cybistetes longifolia)