Indigofera hedyantha is a perennial shrublet that produces masses of flowers in spring especially after a veld fire. It is quite slow-growing, but a worthwhile addition to any grassland garden. Plant in a well-drained soil.
Rabdosiella calyphina sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. Leaves are closely packed on the stems and the flowers are terminal. It is normally observed in the grasslands near rocky outcrops.
In Searsia dentata the new growth of the leaves is bronze and it has bright autumn colours. It forms an attractive hedge and should be planted in full sun or semi-shade.
Lantana rugosa is an aromatic shrub with roughish, dark green, slightly quilted leaves. Dense clusters of pink to purple, small flowers are borne from September to May. Juicy, purple fruit is decorative as well as relished by birds.
Carissa macrocarpa has beautiful, scented, white flowers that are followed by edible red fruits almost all year round.It can form a very effective security hedge.
Mundulea sericea, the cork bush, is a very attractive shrub for the small garden that flowers twice a year. These plants prefer well-drained, deep sandy or gravelly soil.
Lannea edulis is a dwarf shrub with stubby stems arising from a woody rootstock. The shiny leaves are exceptionally large compared to the size of the plant. It is an excellent plant for a rockery. Do not overwater.
Ochna pretoriensis is a much-branched evergreen shrub. Flowers appear before the leaves, is yellowish, buttercup-like, and fragrant.Its small size makes it ideal for the smaller garden.
The leaves of Barleria lancifolia have a bluish colour that is very distinctive. It is a very attractive plant, either in a mixed grassland or as a specimen plant on a rockery.