Plumbago auriculata is a hardy,evergreen shrub with masses of edible, sky-blue or white Phlox-like flowers on and off all year round. It can be planted in the sun or semi-shade and is virtually disease-free. Widely used in cultivation.
Searsia erosa is usually more a shrub than a tree, with a sprawling habit. The leaves are very fine (hence the common name) and it gives a delicate look to this shrub. Plant in a well-drained soil and do not overwater.
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.
Barleria monticola is a cushion-like plant that often occurs in colonies in moist grassland. It is very showy when in flower and is very hardy.
This multi-stemmed shrub is ideal for a shady corner. The lush, dark green leaves are beautiful, even if the plant is not in flower. It flowers late in the season when not much else is flowering.
Leonotus leonorus has showy, compact clusters of orange, velvety flowers repeated up the length of every stalk flowers from February to July. Attracts sunbirds, bees, moths and butterflies. Prune back severely after flowering for best results the next season.
Indigofera jucunda is a hardy, small tree which blooms with sprays of showy pink flowers for an exceptionally long time in summer. It is ideal for smaller gardens and is really beautiful planted in groves. Plant in full sun or semi-shade.
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.
Hypoestes aristata is a hardy, evergreen, small, rounded shrub with abundant pink flowers with dark purple spots. It flowers in the middle of winter. Plant in semi-shade. It seeds itself freely.
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.