Plants – Regional Guide – Northern Cape

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Northern Cape

Regional Guide - Northern Cape

This region includes most of the Northern Cape Province interior.

Rainfall: Low summer rainfall.
Temperatures: Summer - hot to very hot.
Winters - dry and cold.

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 Dais cotinifolia (Pompon tree)

South Africa Olea capensis (False, black iron wood)

South Africa Olea europaea ssp. Africana (Wild olive)

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 Hypericum revolutum (Curry bush)


South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Drosanthemum

South Africa Felicia amelloides (Blue marguerite, Blue daisy)

South Africa Kniphofia breviflora

South Africa Kniphofia x praecox (Red-hot poker)

South Africa Lampranthus aureus (Vygie, Ice flower)

South Africa Lampranthus roseus (Red vygie, Mesembryanthemum)

South Africa Pelargonium

South Africa Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy-leafed geranium, Trailing geranium)

South Africa Watsonia aletroides (Rooipypie)

With adequate watering many annuals can be grown successfully in this region.

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