Hypoestes forskoali is a low, spreading but compact perennial with a profusion of spikes of white flowers. Prefers a shady position. Ideal ground cover for dry shade, but tolerates sun. Trim to keep neat.
A medium to large woody shrub with attractive hard, dark green leaves. Clusters of pinkish white, sweetly scented flowers are followed by large plum coloured berry-like fruits which are relished by birds.
Phygelius capensis is a hardy shrublet that will grow in wet and damp areas as well as normal garden conditions. Deep-red, tubular, drooping flowers are produced in summer.
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.
Polygala fruticosa is a hardy, evergreen, shrub that has shiny, grey-green leaves with a red margin. Attractive, magenta, pea-shaped flowers appear from Augustus to May making this a beautiful plant for a mixed border.
Gymnosporia tenuispina is a multi-stemmed shrub that is a spectacular sight when the seedpods start to turn red. This is a lovely subject for even a small garden that can also act as a security hedge.
Polygala virgata has long, 1-2m, graceful, purple flower spikes on almost leafless branches.Tip when young to encourage more stems. Plant in groups for best effect. They don’t last very long but seeds themselves.
Melianthus comosus is a fast growing, drought resistant shrub, with attractive feathery-green foliage and orange sweet pea-like flowers. The nectar-rich flowers attract sunbirds. Suitable for mixed border, thrives in any soil – full sun, prune to keep neat
Tinnea barbata has delicate, deep purple-blue flowers that dangle from the erect branches like little ornaments and is this shrub’s best feature.