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.
Geranium wakkerstroomianum is a straggly herb up to 1 m found in damp, sheltered places such as rock outcrops and forest margins.
This tufted, miniature blue iris is common on rocky outcrops, grasslands and moist areas. It has a very long flowering season, starting in Spring.
Gerbera jamesonii is a well-known and well-loved indigenous perennial, commonly known as the Barberton Daisy. It can be grown either in the sun or in semi-shade. It requires a compost rich soil.
Lasiospermum bipinnatum is a prolific and showy perennial daisy with beautiful white-rayed flowerheads and aromatic leaves. It can tolerate a wide range of soils.
The slender leaf clusters of Cyanotis speciosa arise annually from a woody rootstock. Interplant with grasses that can provide some support. It makes a lovely, colourful display.
Dicliptera clinopodia is a fairly hardy shrublet with glossy, dark green leaves that grows on the edges of forests. Dense clusters of faintly scented violet or magenta flowers adorn this bush from March to August. It is a lovely addition to a semi-shady part of the garden.
Silene bellidioides is a very hardy, evergreen perennial plant with tall, sparsely branched, erect sticky stems, up to 50cm, and rosettes of leaves at the base. The white or pink flowers with deeply divided petals open in the evening. It prefers a wet spot.
Clivia nobilis is an evergreen, long lived plant that produces an inflorescence containing between 40 – 60 pendulous flowers ranging from orange-green to red in colour. It is a slow grower.