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Tongue-leafed mesemb. Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Tongue-leafed mesemb, Glottiphyllum longum with seed pods or fruit capsules. this species flowers in autumn in the western cape, little karoo region.

The highly succulent leaves are oblong and slightly flattened. 17 more words

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Sun-loving Violets

by Trish Murphy

This article was originally published in OHS News, April, 2018, the newsletter of the Ottawa Horticultural Society.

One of the things we think we know about violets is that they grow in shade, shyly, among mossy rocks. 639 more words

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Leonotus leonurus - Wild dagga. Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Leonotus, also known as wild dagga, a reference to the mild psychoactive properties of the plant. This popular garden shrub is widepread in South Africa and in addition to it’s many medicinal properties attracts sunbirds to it’s bright orange inflorescences.

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Calpurnia aurea - Yellow keurboom. featured tree at Towerkop Nursery.

Calpurnia aurea being attended to by a pollinator. This small evergreen tree is indigenous to the eastern cape, natal and gauteng provinces of South Africa. It grows to 4m. 29 more words

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What did well in the garden this year

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) loves sogginess in the spring, so it’s no surprise that this was a great year for the tall, red, hummingbird favourite. 155 more words

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Helichrysum cymosum - Feature plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Helichrysum cymosum 

Related to everlastings, this perrenial shrub volunteered on the allotment at Towerkop nursery. It grows to a metre high and flowers profusely from spring well into summer. 14 more words

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Bush Park's Featured Plant Oct.19

Cyclamen hederifolium (Hardy Cyclamen) is a tuberous perennial and woodland plant that blooms in late fall. After the flowers fade, the heart-shaped variegated leaves remain through winter and then die back in summer. 58 more words

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