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.
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.
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.
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.
Terminalia prunoides is a shrub or small tree that is often multi-stemmed and produces greenish-white flowers followed by red to purple winged nuts that stay on the tree for a long time – very decorative.
Barleria senensis is a fairly hardy plant suitable for a sunny spot in your garden. The leaf tips are armed with short spines. It can withstand mild frost quite well. The plant is deciduous where colder winters are experienced.
Tinnea barbata has delicate, deep purple-blue flowers that dangle from the erect branches like little ornaments and is this shrub’s best feature.
Phygelius aequalis is a water-loving small shrub that bears beautiful, coral-red or yellow tubular bells. It has glossy dark green leaves and is beautiful for pond edging.
Cordylogyne globosa is a small herb with a few lax, erect stems from a woody, perennial rootstock. It usually grows amongst the grasses and prefers a damp spot. Keep dry in winter.