Sclerochiton odoratissimum has attractive, glossy, small, almost heart-shaped leaves. A useful shrub that will grow in sun or shade. It makes an attractive container or indoor plant.
The soft-wooded Blue bell with its hairy leaves produce the most beautiful blue to mauve-coloured flowers.
Vernonia sutherlandii is a perennial herb that sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. Stems can be multiple. The flowerheads are borne on loose stalks and are very pretty. It is an easy plant to grow.
The wild sweet-pea, Sphenostylis angustifolia, is a lovely green perennial shrublet with an extensive woody rootstock It is one of the pre-rain flowers that looks at its best when interplanted with grasses.
Grewia bicolor is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. The flowers are small, bright yellow, borne in axillary clusters at the end of branches. The fruits are round, fleshy drupes relished by birds. Plant in a well-drained soil.
Leonotus ocymifolia is a sprawling shrublet that sprouts from a swollen, woody rootstock. The small size a worthwhile addition to a grassland garden. Sunbirds love it
Plectranthus grallatus thrives in seasonally moist conditions in semi-shade. For the best effect it should be interplanted with other small shade loving plants.
Phymaspermum acerosum is a multi-stemmed perennial with woody, densely leaved stems. The flowers occur in large, dense, flat topped inflorescences. Trim back after flowering.
Erythrina humaneana is a “must” in any small garden. The bright red flowers are born on long stalks and are a spectacular site. They last very long. It is a great favourite of sunbirds. It does best in sun, but is equally happy in semi-shade. Plant in a protected spot in very cold areas.
Leonotus intermedia is a robust perennial that branches from a woody base and is quite spectacular when in flower. Flowers are full of nectar and it is a great favourite with all who has a sweet tooth. Plant in a well-drained soil. Trim in winter.