Plants – Regional Guide – Eastern Free State

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Eastern Free State

Regional Guide - Eastern Free State

This region includes the southernmost section of Bophuthatswana, Zastron, Dewetsdorp, Marquard, Lindley, Edenville, Heilbron and everything east to these towns.

Rainfall: Summer rainfall.
Temperatures: Summer - hot.
Winters - Very cold with severe frost.

The following list shows those indigenous plants easiest to grow in this area:


South Africa Acacia albida (Ana tree)

South Africa Acacia sieberana var. woodii (Paperbark acacia)

South Africa Acacia xanthophloea (Fever tree)

South Africa Celtis africana (White stinkwood)

South Africa Dais cotinifolia (Pompon tree)

South Africa Diospyros whyteana (Black bark)

South Africa Olea capensis (False, black iron wood)

South Africa Rhus lancea (Karee)

South Africa Rhus leptodictya (Mountain karee)

South Africa Rhus pedulina (White karee)


South Africa Buddleia salviifolia (Sage wood, Sage-leaved buddleia)

South Africa Gardenia amoena

South Africa Gardenia thunbergia (White, Starry gardenia)

South Africa Hypericum revolutum (Curry bush)


South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Agapanthus africanus (Lily of the Nile)

South Africa Agapanthus hybrids

South Africa Felicia amelloides (Blue marguerite, Blue daisy)

South Africa Gladiolus alatus (Kalkoentjie, Little turkey)

South Africa Gladiolus blandus Bergpypie, Painted lady)

South Africa Gladiolus cardinalis (New Year lily)

South Africa Gladiolus carinatus (Sandpypie)

South Africa Gladiolus liliaceus (Brown afrikaner, ribbokblom)

South Africa Gladiolus tristis (Yellow marsh afrikaner)

South Africa Kniphofia breviflora

South Africa Kniphofia x praecox (Red-hot poker)

South Africa Leonotis leonurus (Lion’s tail, lion’s ear, wild dagga)

South Africa Watsonia aletroides (Rooipypie)

With adequate watering and frost avoidance summer- and spring annuals can be grown successfully in this region.

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