It is without doubt the most spectacular species in the genus. If the bizarre, cage-like, many- flowered head does not draw attention, the rotting smell of the flowers will surely elicit a response.
This is a spring flower of the Grasslands with the unusual combination of a dark disc, white rays and bright green foliage, making it an attractive garden plant. It requires good drainage.
This bushy perennial with its large flowers is quite aromatic. Leaves are needle-like and it blends well with grasses. It flowers early in the season.
Castalis spectabilis is a beautiful perennial that shoots annually from a woody rootstock to display masses of pink to purple flowers. Plant en masse for a wonderful display.
Cephalaria zeyheriana is a charming perennial that sprouts annually from a woody rootstock and can reach a flowering height of more than one meter. Plant in a damp spot.
Chaenostoma cordatum (Sutera floribunda) is a much-branched perennial herb that grows in the grasslands. It flowers profusely from January onwards. It prefers a sunny spot in the garden and has few natural enemies.
The fairy stars have a well-developed rootstock from which which numerous shoots sprouts annually. Very pretty on a rockery.
The white flowers of Chascanum hederaceum are very conspicuous amongst the grasses in early summer. A very good addition to a grassland garden.
Chlorophytum bowkeri looks well in a shady spot when planted en masse as a groundcover. It is also an excellent container plant.