Plants – Regional Guide – Western Cape



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Western Cape

Regional Guide - Western Cape

This region consists of the coastal stretch between Albertinia and Piketberg and the interior area stretches as far as Montagu, Tulbagh and Worcester.

Rainfall: Winter.
Temperatures: Summer - hot and dry.
Winters - cool to cold 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 Dais cotinifolia (Pompon tree)

South Africa Ekebergia capensis (Cape ash)

South Africa Harpephyllum caffrum (Wild plum)

Shrubs

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 Ericas (Heath)

South Africa Hibiscus pedunculatus (Pink hibiscus)

South Africa Leucadendron argenteum (Silver tree)

South Africa Leucadendron discolor

South Africa Leucospermum (Pincushion)

South Africa Nymania capensis (Klapperbos)

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

South Africa Plumbago auriculata (Cape leadwort)

South Africa Podalyria calyptrata (Waterkeurtjie, Sweet pea bush)

South Africa Polygala myrtifolia (September bush)

South Africa Polygala virgata (Purple broom)

South Africa Protea

South Africa Rhus lancea (Karee)

South Africa Rhus leptodictya (Mountain karee)

South Africa Rhus pedulina (White karee)

South Africa Syzygium cordatum (Water beetle)

South Africa Tecomaria capensis (Cape honeysuckle)

South Africa Virgilia divaricata (Pink blossom tree)

Climbers

South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

South Africa Senecio elegans (Wild cineraria)

South Africa Senecio tamoides (Canary creeper)

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Aloe ciliaris (Climbing aloe)

South Africa Aloe spp.

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

South Africa Aristea major (Tall aristea)

South Africa Asparagus densiflorous ‘Compactus’

South Africa Asparagus densiflorus (Basket asparagus)

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

South Africa Chlorophytum comosum (Spider plant)

South Africa Euryops acraeus

South Africa Felicia amelloides (Blue marguerite, Blue daisy)

South Africa Freesia refracta (Common freesia)

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 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 Ornithogalum thyrsoides (Chincherinchee)

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)

South Africa Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

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