‘Frog’s Foot’ (Flame or Painted Nettle) Solenostemon scutellarioides This is a fantastic subject for filling in and covering bare patches of soil in the garden, this ground cover and container plant has attractive little leaves, each shaped like the webbed foot of a frog, hence its name. This plant is a member of the Coleus […]
Mother of pearl plant or Ghost plant Graptopetalum paraguayense A low growing, clump forming succulent comprised of rosettes of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves, grey with a pink hue or overtone. Young leaves are an attractive mauve-grey colour. Leaf coloration is enhanced and intensified by the cold of winter. In spring flower spikes emerge from the foliage, […]
Rock rose or White Mexican rose This old fashioned plant is making a real comeback in the modern garden. Its durability, versatility and drought tolerance, coupled with year round good looks, make it an ideal plant for lending the finishing touches to any garden. Originating from Mexico, Echeveria elegans is a short stemmed, clump-forming succulent […]
Blue ginger Dichorisandra thyrsiflora“ Gardeners have always enjoyed and admired plants with blue flowers, possibly because of the apparent scarcity of blue, relative to all the other hues. This sub-tropical, perennial herb from Brazil has attractive two-tone blue flowers with prominent yellow stamens in the centre of each flower. It graces many gardens in the […]
Carpet daisy, silver carpet Dymondia margaretae Dymondia margaretae,is a mat-forming groundcover with curly, greyish green leaves and yellow daisy-like flowers in summer − an excellent subject to plant between paving stones. It likes a moist, lightly-shaded position, but will tolerate full sun if watered regularly. This plant occurs naturally in sandy coastal flats, from Bredasdorp to Swellendam. […]
Bronze Carpet Stonecrop This plant is a vigorous, evergreen ground cover with glossy, succulent leaves that are dark coppery-red in colour. Its small, soft pink flowers are produced in spring. It is an ideal plant for rockeries, pots, retaining walls and succulent hanging baskets. It is easy to grow if you can plant it in full […]
Carpet of Stars This tough succulent is a versatile ground cover which produces masses of pretty striped pink to cerise and white flowers. By tough we mean you can drive over it with a car without too much damage to the plant. It is easily propagated from cuttings that knit together to form a neat […]
Large paved areas in a garden can be very boring and one unfortunately often ends up inheriting spaces like this when moving into a new home.
Liriope muscari ‘Royal Purple’ has dark purple flowers attached to purple stems are carried above the tussocks of dark green, slightly broader leaves. Plant size about 30 x 40 cm. Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam are the original homes of an excellent group of grassy tuft plants or ‘lily lookalikes’, classified […]
The giant of the lilyturfs with dark green leaves reaching nearly 1 m long.