Wood’s aristea has a wide distribution and is an easy garden plant, provided it is planted in semi-shade.
This dainty perennial has fragrant, spherical inflorescences and sprouts annually from a woody rootstock.
Asclepias affinis is a small shrublet with leaves that are borne on short stalks and is almost triangular. The inflorescence is a many-flowered umbel and yellowish in colour. Very unusual plant.
This prostrate perennial has bright green, needle-like dense foliage with fragrant, small, star-like flowers.
Asparagus suaveolens makes quite a show early summer when it is covered in white flowers. Its compact size and lack of thorns makes it a good choice for the garden.
This erect, stiff shrublet with slender stems and very fine dark green leaves bears tiny white flowers followed by red berries that look as if they are floating in mid-air.
It makes a lovely display when interplanted with grasses or if planted amongst rocks.
Barleria pretoriensis is a beautiful shrublet that normally occurs below trees and is very attractive if interplanted with grasses and other perennials. The flowering period is quite long.
Berula erecta is a semi-aquatic plant to 1 metre, but often rather sprawling. It occurs as a submerged aquatic in rivers and streams