South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue

  • Haemanthus albiflos

    Haemanthus albiflos

    Witpoeierkwas, White Paint Brush, uzeneke, uZeneke

    Haemanthus albiflos is a hardy, evergreen, shade-loving, bulbous plant with mainly broad, glossy, green, strap-like leaves, although they are very variable and can sometimes be hairy. The upper half of the bulb is bright-green and is exposed above ground. The beautiful ‘paintbrush’-type...
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  • Halleria elliptica

    Halleria elliptica

    Kinderbessie, Rock Tree Fuchsia

    Halleria elliptica is a hardy evergreen shrub, with very showy, orange-red, broadly tubular flowers in summer and winter. The olive green foliage turns purple in winter which contrasts beautifully with the orange-red flowers. It then bears fleshy fruit. The flowers and fruit attract birds and insec...
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  • Halleria lucida

    Halleria lucida

    Tree-Fuchia, Notsung, Murevhe, Leloetsi

    Halleria lucida is a hardy, evergreen, small to medium sized tree with attractive foliage and a graceful drooping habit. It bears orange or pale yellow tubular flowers which are borne from April to August. The flowers are borne along the woody stems (not on young branches) and are laden with nect...
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  • Haplocarpha scaposa

    Haplocarpha scaposa

    False gerbera, Melktou, khutsana, isikhali

    Haplocarpha scaposa is a very hardy, fast growing, deciduous perennial plant with a basal rosette of attractive large, grey-green leaves that have white woolly undersides. In its first season it starts to bear large yellow flowers on long stalks resembling the well-known Barberton Daisy. It blooms f...
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  • Harpephyllum caffrum

    Harpephyllum caffrum

    Wild Plum, Wildepruim, Umgwenya, Umgwenye

    Harpephyllum caffrum is a fairly hardy, large evergreen tree. It has attractive dark foliage with the odd red leaf in the crown. The small yellowish-green flowers are borne in terminal sprays from October to February. Male and female flowers are on separate trees, therefore only female plants bear ...
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  • Harpochloa falx

    Harpochloa falx

    Caterpillar Grass

    Harpochloa falx is a hardy, perennial, evergreen tufted grass. From September to April the inflorescence stalks bear flattened spikelets that carry two rows of densely packed flowers that curl as they dry out and form seeds. In the garden it is a beautiful addition to a short grassland garden that...
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  • Helichrysum argyrophyllum

    Helichrysum argyrophyllum

    Golden Guinea Everlasting, Vaalsewejaartjie

    Helichrysum argyrophyllum is a  hardy, evergreen, mat-forming ground cover or dwarf shrub has beautiful, small, grey leaves with silvery, white hairs. The clusters of papery, canary yellow flowers are carried well above the plant from December. to May. Each flower stays fresh on the plant for a...
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  • Helichrysum crispum

    Helichrysum crispum

    Mattress Everlasting, Kooigoed, imphepo

    Helichrysum crispum is a hardy, evergreen, dense, very fast-growing, compact perennial with beautiful, small, dainty, silvery-grey velvety, rounded, aromatic leaves. A lovely foliage and textural plant. From November to January it has clusters of cream-coloured, papery flowers, which can be used in...
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  • Helichrysum cymosum

    Helichrysum cymosum

    Goue tapyt, Golden Carpet

    Helichrysum cymosum is a hardy, evergreen small, leafy, scandent shrub with beautiful silvery, small leaves that are woolly below. It bears compact heads of yellow, papery flowers at the tips of each branchlet from September to April. Use as an edging plant, in a mixed border, cascading over a ret...
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  • Helichrysum petiolare

    Helichrysum petiolare

    Mattress Everlasting, Kooigoed

    Helichrysum petiolare is a hardy, evergreen, dense, very fast growing perennial with beautiful, silvery-grey velvety, rounded, aromatic leaves. A lovely foliage and textural plant. It has cream flowers from November to January which can be used in dry arrangements. The lovely grey colour of the foli...
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