Social (wild) garlic The hardy and easy-to-grow Tulbaghia violacea has always been a very popular indigenous perennial, grown for its bountiful mauve flower clusters on tall stems above clumps of greyish-green, strap-like leaves with a garlicky odour. The flowers, leaves and stems are edible and can be used for their flavour or as a garnish. […]
Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Chameleon’ is an exceptional cultivar that is not grown for its flowers but rather for its outstanding foliage.
Gardening authors use words such as ‘fragrant’, ‘pest-free’, ‘low maintenance’ and ‘water-saving’ when they summarise the qualities of Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine), but these are rather mundane descriptions of this beautiful evergreen, that don’t do it any justice.
There is something rather mysterious and wonderful about a flower that lasts for one day only, its brief lifespan making it seem just that much more precious.
Tecoma capensis ‘Salmon’ has salmon-coloured flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Rocky Horror’ has bright red flowers. Plant size about 5 x 5 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Orange’ has dark orange flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Lutea’ is a smaller plant that grows to just slightly larger than 1 x 1 m. ‘Lutea’ planted with plumbago is lovely.
Tecoma capensis ‘Coccinea’ bears deep orange, almost tomato-red flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Apricot’ has light apricot-coloured flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.