Nesaea sagittifolia prefers a damp spot and makes a beautiful display in summer. It has a long flowering period.
Polygala amatymbica is a very compact shrublet that sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. Flowers are borne between the leaves and is a lovely purple. Keep dry in winter. It looks lovely on a rockery.
Scabiosa columbaria is a lovely plant for mass planting in full sun. Butterflies are irresistibly attracted to its nectar. It is also very effective when interplanted with grasses.
Nymphaea nouchali is a clump forming perennial with thick, black, spongy, tuberous rhizomes anchored in the pond mud by spreading roots. Deciduous waterlily with glossy, circular, floating leaves that turn lovely colours in autumn.
Mentha longifolia or wild spearmint is a fast-growing, perennial herb with an underground, creeping rootstock and is strongly aromatic. Flowers are crowded into spikes at the tip of the stems. Colour varies between white to mauve.
Sparrmannia ricinocarpa is a slender shrub, up to 3m, that is mostly found on the edges of forests. It grows quickly if planted in a fertile soil and does well in the shade.
Gnidia caffra sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. The numerous shoots can reach a height of 50cm. Gnidia caffra flowers in early spring and is soon covered in masses of yellow flowers. It blends well with grasses
Morella serrata is an aromatic, dioecious, much-branched shrub to small tree with lovely, leathery , scented leaves. It normally occurs in swampy places along rivers and is a good garden subject.
Pentanisia angustifolia sprouts annually to a height of 40cm. from a woody rootstock. The beautiful ball-shaped inflorescence consists of a dense bundle of light- to dark-blue flowers. Interplant with grasses.
Dicoma anomala is a highly variable plant characterised by its stiff, sharp-pointed bracts, large flower heads and mauve-white florets surrounded by many white bristles. Interplant with grasses in a well-drained soil.