Turrea obtusifolia is an asset to any garden. It is an attractive shrub with glossy green leaves and masses of showy, pure white flowers in spring. Plant in sunny or semi shade, sheltered, well-drained position.
Vangueria madagascarensis, a small tree, has thin, leathery dark green leaves and bears edible fruit that is enjoyed by man and beast. It is an ideal tree to lure wildlife into your garden.
Vernonia galpinii is a herbaceous perennial that grows up to 60cm tall, with cushion-like clumps of leafy annual stems growing up from a perennial rootstock. The small purple inflorescences appear in Spring.
Vernonia natalensis is an upright herbaceous perennial that is covered in silvery silky hairs. Purple flowers appear early summer. The silvery appearance of this small shrub makes a nice contrast in the garden.
Vernonia oligocephala is an attractive small shrub with bi-colured leaves and bright purple flowers. Its flower heads are borne in large clusters towards the branch tips. The plant is very hardy.
Vernonia poskeana is a small compact shrub rarely more than 1m tall. It is quite bushy and makes a nice display when in flower. Due to its size, it is ideal for a smaller garden. It is very floriferous, Plant in full sun.
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.
Vernonia galpinii usually occurs in colonies on rocky outcrops in the Grasslands. It sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. Flowering season is very long.