Plants – Regional Guide – Southern Cape



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Southern Cape

Regional Guide - Southern Cape

This region stretches between the Gamtoos- and Gourits River, and the Tsitsikamma mountains and the sea in the south.

Rainfall: Rainfall occurs mostly during spring and autumn, but also throughout the year.
Temperatures: Summer - warm to hot.
Winters -cool and damp.

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


Trees

South Africa Acacia albida (Ana tree)

South Africa Acacia sieberana var. woodii (Paperbark acacia)

South Africa Acacia xanthophloea (Fever tree)

South Africa Bauhinia galpinii (Pride of De Kaap)

South Africa Burchellia bubalina (Wild pomegranate)

South Africa Calodendron capense Cape chestnut)

South Africa Celtis africana (White stinkwood)

South Africa Cunonia capensis (Red alder)

South Africa Cussonia paniculata (Highveld cabbage tree)

South Africa Dais cotinifolia (Pompon tree)

South Africa Dombeya burgessiae (Wedding flower)

South Africa Dombeya natalensis

South Africa Dombeya rotundifolia (Wild pear)

South Africa Dombeya tileacea

South Africa Ekebergia capensis (Cape ash)

South Africa Harpephyllum caffrum (Wild plum)

South Africa Olea capensis (False, black iron wood)

South Africa Olea europaea ssp. Africana (Wild olive)

South Africa Podocarpus elongatus (Breede River yellowwood)

South Africa Podocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua yellowwood)

South Africa Podocarpus henkelii (Natal- or Henkel’s yellowwood)

South Africa Schotia afra (Karoo-boeboon)

South Africa Virgilia divaricata (Pink blossom tree)

Shrubs

South Africa Alberta magna (Natal flame bush, Alberta)

South Africa Barleria obtusa (Violet bush)

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

South Africa Coleonema album (White confetti bush)

South Africa Coleonema pulchrum (Confetti bush)

South Africa Gardenia amoena

South Africa Gardenia thunbergia (White, Starry gardenia)

South Africa Hibiscus pedunculatus (Pink hibiscus)

South Africa Ochna atropurpurea (Bird’s eye bush, carnival bush)

South Africa Plumbago auriculata (Cape leadwort)

South Africa Syzygium cordatum (Water beetle)

South Africa Tecomaria capensis (Cape honeysuckle)

Climbers

CLIMBERS

South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

South Africa Senecio elegans (Wild cineraria)

South Africa Senecio tamoides (Canary creeper)

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Agapanthus africanus (Lily of the Nile)

South Africa Agapanthus hybrids

South Africa Amaryllis belladonna (Amaryllis, Belladonna or March lily)

South Africa Arctotis fastuosa (African daisy)

South Africa Arctotis x hybrida (African daisy)

South Africa Asparagus densiflorous ‘Compactus’

South Africa Asparagus densiflorus (Basket asparagus)

South Africa Babiana stricta (Bobbejaantjie, Wine cup, Babiana)

South Africa Clivia miniata (Bush, Fire lily)

South Africa Crinum bulbispermum (Orange River lily)

South Africa Cyrtanthus contractus (Fire lily)

South Africa Cyrtanthus mackenii (Ifafa lily)

South Africa Cyrtanthus obliquus (Knysna lily)

South Africa Freesia refracta (Common freesia)

South Africa Galtonia candicans (Berg lily, Cape or Summer hyacinth)

South Africa Gazania krebsiana (Gazania)

South Africa Geranium incanum (Carpet geranium)

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 Gloriosa superba (Glory or Flame lily)

South Africa Ixia hybrid

South Africa Kniphofia breviflora

South Africa Kniphofia x praecox (Red-hot poker)

South Africa Lachenalia

South Africa Lampranthus aureus (Vygie, Ice flower)

South Africa Lampranthus roseus (Red vygie, Mesembryanthemum)

South Africa Osteospermum ecklonis (Van Stadens River daisy)

South Africa Pelargonium

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

South Africa Sparaxis elegans (White kaleidoscope flower)

South Africa Strelitzia augusta (Great white strelitzia)

South Africa Tritonia crocata (Blazing star)

South Africa Watsonia aletroides (Rooipypie)

Annuals
With adequate watering most annuals will grow successfully in this region.

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