THICKET

Summer / Winter rainfall region

Eastern Cape, parts of southern and southwestern Cape and Klein Karoo. Known as Albany Thicket. This region butts up against the Fynbos, Succulent Karoo and Subtropical EC vegetation regions so there is an overlap of plant species. Spiny plants and shrubby bushes are common with scattered trees. Soils are fertile and plants are adapted to browsers and low rainfall and are hardy and easy to grow. Rain can be any time of year with the eastern section receiving summer rains, and the western half, winter rains. Less than 500mm/ annum.Plants are drought and heat tolerant. This category is for gardeners keen to use locally indigenous plants, i.e. from their region, rather than plants indigenous to anywhere in SA.

Trees     Shrubs      Perennials      Succulents      Groundcovers      Bulbs     Low Water Needs
 
TREES
SMALL
Anastrabe integerrima
Anastrabe integerrima
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Antidesma venosum
Antidesma venosum
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Baphia racemosa
Baphia racemosa
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Buddleja saligna
Buddleja saligna
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Burchellia bubalina
Burchellia bubalina
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Calpurnia aurea
Calpurnia aurea
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Clausena anisata
Clausena anisata
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Crotalaria capensis
Crotalaria capensis
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Dais cotinifolia
Dais cotinifolia
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Dichrostachys cinerea
Dichrostachys cinerea
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Erythrina humeana
Erythrina humeana
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Erythrina latissima
Erythrina latissima
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Grewia lasiocarpa
Grewia lasiocarpa
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Grewia robusta
Grewia robusta
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TREES - MEDIUM
Anastrabe integerrima
Anastrabe integerrima
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Antidesma venosum
Antidesma venosum
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Baphia racemosa
Baphia racemosa
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Calodendrum capense
Calodendrum capense
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Combretum kraussii
Combretum kraussii
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Commiphora harveyi
Commiphora harveyi
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Cussonia spicata
Cussonia spicata
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Dais cotinifolia
Dais cotinifolia
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Erythrina latissima
Erythrina latissima
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Heteromorpha arborescens
Heteromorpha arborescens
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Ilex mitis
Ilex mitis
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Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana
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Millettia grandis
Millettia grandis
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Pappea capensis
Pappea capensis
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Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
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TREES - LARGE
Apodytes dimidiata
Apodytes dimidiata
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Combretum kraussii
Combretum kraussii
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Cussonia spicata
Cussonia spicata
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Harpephyllum caffrum
Harpephyllum caffrum
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Ilex mitis
Ilex mitis
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Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana
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Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
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Schotia brachypetala
Schotia brachypetala
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SHRUBS
 SUN - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
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Anisodontea julii
Anisodontea julii
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Anisodontea scabrosa
Anisodontea scabrosa
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Barleria obtusa
Barleria obtusa
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Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia natalensis
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Euphorbia mauritanica
Euphorbia mauritanica
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Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
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Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare
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Helichrysum populifolium
Helichrysum populifolium
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Hypericum revolutum
Hypericum revolutum
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Hypoestes aristata
Hypoestes aristata
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SUN - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
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Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia natalensis
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Bauhinia tomentosa
Bauhinia tomentosa
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Bowkeria verticillata
Bowkeria verticillata
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Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Carissa bispinosa
Carissa bispinosa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Diospyros lycioides
Diospyros lycioides
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
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Ehretia rigida
Ehretia rigida
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Erythrina humeana
Erythrina humeana
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Euphorbia mauritanica
Euphorbia mauritanica
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Freylinia lanceolata
Freylinia lanceolata
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SUN - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Baphia racemosa
Baphia racemosa
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Bowkeria verticillata
Bowkeria verticillata
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Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Buddleja saligna
Buddleja saligna
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Buddleja salviifolia
Buddleja salviifolia
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Burchellia bubalina
Burchellia bubalina
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Calpurnia aurea
Calpurnia aurea
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Canthium inerme
Canthium inerme
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Capparis tomentosa
Capparis tomentosa
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Carissa macrocarpa
Carissa macrocarpa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Crotalaria capensis
Crotalaria capensis
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Diospyros lycioides
Diospyros lycioides
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
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SEMI-SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
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Barleria obtusa
Barleria obtusa
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Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia natalensis
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare
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Helichrysum populifolium
Helichrysum populifolium
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Hibiscus pedunculatus
Hibiscus pedunculatus
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Hypoestes aristata
Hypoestes aristata
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Indigofera micrantha
Indigofera micrantha
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Ochna serrulata
Ochna serrulata
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Pavonia praemorsa
Pavonia praemorsa
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Pelargonium X fragrans
Pelargonium X fragrans
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Phygelius capensis
Phygelius capensis
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Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
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SEMI-SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
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Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia natalensis
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Bauhinia tomentosa
Bauhinia tomentosa
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Bowkeria verticillata
Bowkeria verticillata
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Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Carissa bispinosa
Carissa bispinosa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Duvernoia adhatodoides
Duvernoia adhatodoides
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Helichrysum populifolium
Helichrysum populifolium
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Hyperacanthus amoenus
Hyperacanthus amoenus
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Lauridia tetragona
Lauridia tetragona
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Pavonia praemorsa
Pavonia praemorsa
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SEMI-SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Baphia racemosa
Baphia racemosa
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Bowkeria verticillata
Bowkeria verticillata
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Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Buddleja salviifolia
Buddleja salviifolia
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Burchellia bubalina
Burchellia bubalina
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Calpurnia aurea
Calpurnia aurea
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Canthium inerme
Canthium inerme
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Capparis tomentosa
Capparis tomentosa
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Carissa macrocarpa
Carissa macrocarpa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Dovyalis caffra
Dovyalis caffra
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Duvernoia adhatodoides
Duvernoia adhatodoides
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Gardenia thunbergia
Gardenia thunbergia
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Grewia lasiocarpa
Grewia lasiocarpa
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SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Helichrysum populifolium
Helichrysum populifolium
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Hibiscus pedunculatus
Hibiscus pedunculatus
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Hypoestes aristata
Hypoestes aristata
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Indigofera micrantha
Indigofera micrantha
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Plectranthus fruticosus
Plectranthus fruticosus
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Plectranthus zuluensis
Plectranthus zuluensis
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SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Duvernoia adhatodoides
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Helichrysum populifolium
Helichrysum populifolium
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Plectranthus fruticosus
Plectranthus fruticosus
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Psychotria capensis
Psychotria capensis
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Strelitzia juncea
Strelitzia juncea
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Strelitzia reginae
Strelitzia reginae
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Strophanthus speciosus
Strophanthus speciosus
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Trichocladus crinitus
Trichocladus crinitus
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SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Carissa macrocarpa
Carissa macrocarpa
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Duvernoia adhatodoides
Duvernoia adhatodoides
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Indigofera frutescens
Indigofera frutescens
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Pavetta lanceolata
Pavetta lanceolata
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Psychotria capensis
Psychotria capensis
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Tarenna pavettoides
Tarenna pavettoides
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PERENNIALS
SUN
 
Aristea ecklonii
Aristea ecklonii
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Berkheya speciosa
Berkheya speciosa
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Callilepis laureola
Callilepis laureola
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Chlorophytum saundersiae
Chlorophytum saundersiae
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Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
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Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
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Cyanotis speciosa
Cyanotis speciosa
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Cyperus prolifer
Cyperus prolifer
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Dianthus zeyheri
Dianthus zeyheri
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Dietes flavida
Dietes flavida
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Dimorphotheca ecklonis
Dimorphotheca ecklonis
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Dimorphotheca jucunda
Dimorphotheca jucunda
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Felicia echinata
Felicia echinata
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Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
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PERENNIALS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aristea ecklonii
Aristea ecklonii
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Bulbine latifolia
Bulbine latifolia
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Chlorophytum saundersiae
Chlorophytum saundersiae
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Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
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Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
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Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia aurea
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Cyperus prolifer
Cyperus prolifer
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Cyrtanthus mackenii
Cyrtanthus mackenii
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Dietes flavida
Dietes flavida
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Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Helichrysum umbraculigerum
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Impatiens hochsteteri
Impatiens hochsteteri
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Pelargonium reniforme
Pelargonium reniforme
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Phygelius capensis
Phygelius capensis
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Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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PERENNIALS - SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Chlorophytum bowkeri
Chlorophytum bowkeri
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Chlorophytum saundersiae
Chlorophytum saundersiae
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Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia aurea
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Cyrtanthus mackenii
Cyrtanthus mackenii
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Impatiens hochsteteri
Impatiens hochsteteri
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Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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SUCCULENTS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aeollanthus parvifolius
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Aloe arborescens
Aloe arborescens
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Aloe cooperi
Aloe cooperi
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Aloe ferox
Aloe ferox
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Aloe maculata
Aloe maculata
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Aloe tenuior
Aloe tenuior
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Bergeranthus scapiger
Bergeranthus scapiger
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Bulbine abyssinica
Bulbine abyssinica
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Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine frutescens
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Bulbine narcissifolia
Bulbine narcissifolia
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Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
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Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassothonna cacalioides
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Crassula alba
Crassula alba
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Crassula capitella
Crassula capitella
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SUCCULENTS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aloe arborescens
Aloe arborescens
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Aloe tenuior
Aloe tenuior
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine frutescens
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Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
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Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassothonna cacalioides
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Crassula coccinea
Crassula coccinea
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Crassula spathulata
Crassula spathulata
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Delosperma tradescantioides
Delosperma tradescantioides
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Euphorbia clavaroides
Euphorbia clavaroides
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Faucaria felina
Faucaria felina
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Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus neochilus
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Stapelia gigantea
Stapelia gigantea
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SUCCULENTS - SHADE
 
Crassula spathulata
Crassula spathulata
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GROUNDCOVERS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aeollanthus parvifolius
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Chaenostoma cordatum
Chaenostoma cordatum
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Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
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Cotula sericea
Cotula sericea
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Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassothonna cacalioides
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Crassula rubricaulis
Crassula rubricaulis
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Crassula spathulata
Crassula spathulata
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Delosperma echinatum
Delosperma echinatum
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Delosperma tradescantioides
Delosperma tradescantioides
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Dietes flavida
Dietes flavida
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Dimorphotheca ecklonis
Dimorphotheca ecklonis
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Dimorphotheca jucunda
Dimorphotheca jucunda
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Drosanthemum hispidum
Drosanthemum hispidum
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GROUNDCOVERS- SEMI-SHADE
 
Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Bulbine latifolia
Bulbine latifolia
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Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
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Cotula sericea
Cotula sericea
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Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassothonna cacalioides
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Crassula multicava
Crassula multicava
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Crassula spathulata
Crassula spathulata
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Cyrtanthus mackenii
Cyrtanthus mackenii
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Delosperma tradescantioides
Delosperma tradescantioides
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Dietes flavida
Dietes flavida
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Dyschoriste setigera
Dyschoriste setigera
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Falkia repens
Falkia repens
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Faucaria felina
Faucaria felina
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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare
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GROUNDCOVERS- SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Justicia protracta
Justicia protracta
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Veltheimia bracteata
Veltheimia bracteata
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Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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Cyrtanthus mackenii
Cyrtanthus mackenii
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Crassula spathulata
Crassula spathulata
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Dyschoriste setigera
Dyschoriste setigera
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Plectranthus oertendahlii
Plectranthus oertendahlii
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Crassula multicava
Crassula multicava
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BULBS
 
Albuca batteniana
Albuca batteniana
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Albuca bracteata
Albuca bracteata
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Albuca nelsonii
Albuca nelsonii
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Boophone disticha
Boophone disticha
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Clivia miniata
Clivia miniata
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Clivia nobilis
Clivia nobilis
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Crinum campanulatum
Crinum campanulatum
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Crinum macowanii
Crinum macowanii
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Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia aurea
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Crocosmia paniculata
Crocosmia paniculata
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Cyrtanthus mackenii
Cyrtanthus mackenii
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Cyrtanthus sanguineus
Cyrtanthus sanguineus
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Gladiolus papilio
Gladiolus papilio
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Gloriosa superba
Gloriosa superba
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Hesperantha coccinea
Hesperantha coccinea
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LOW WATER NEEDS
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aeollanthus parvifolius
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Albuca bracteata
Albuca bracteata
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Albuca nelsonii
Albuca nelsonii
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Aloe arborescens
Aloe arborescens
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Aloe ferox
Aloe ferox
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Aloe maculata
Aloe maculata
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Aloe tenuior
Aloe tenuior
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Andropogon eucomus
Andropogon eucomus
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Apodytes dimidiata
Apodytes dimidiata
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Aristida junciformis
Aristida junciformis
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia natalensis
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Bauhinia tomentosa
Bauhinia tomentosa
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Bergeranthus scapiger
Bergeranthus scapiger
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