Haemanthus albiflos is one of a few Haemanthus species that are evergreen and is a popular plant with landscapers. It is ideally suited to a rocky terrain in the shade of shrubs or trees. Don’t plant too close together since they are clump-forming.
Radinosiphon leptostachya is a slender, perennial herb up to 50 cm high, growing from corms that resprout annually. Plant it on a rockery or amongst grasses that can support the slender stems.
Hypoxis iridifolia is a herbaceous geophyte with a rootstock densely covered with bristle hairs. The spirally twisted leaves with white hairs on the margins and keel makes this plant very attractive. The star-shaped and lemon yellow flowers are exceptionally large for this genus.
Hypoxis argentea is found in grasslands and on rocky outcrops. It is a small specie that can easily be overgrown by other plants. The dainty little flowers make it an ideal plant for a small rockery where it can be interplanted with small grasses.
Ledebouria socialis is a hardy little bulb that forms dense colonies usually no more than 15cm tall. The silvery leaves are speckled green. Due to its size, it is best suited to pot culture or can be planted in a small garden in semi-shade.
Zantedeschia rehmannii normally occurs in grassland in small groups. Unlike the other arums, the leaves are lance-shape and it is also much smaller. Flowers are slender and small and the colour varies between pure white and dark pink
Zantedeschia aethiopica is water loving and grows best in semi-shade on the Highveld. It can tolerate extreme cold but then it goes dormant in Winter.
Tulbaghia violacea is a bulbous plant with, strap-like leaves that are garlic scented when bruised. Umbels of delicate lilac-pink flowers are borne on long stalks. It is a very hardy plant.
Albuca nelsonii is quite a majestic plant for a rockery, even when not in flower. The white and green flowers also last very long. It blendfs very well with grasses.