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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.


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


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


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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Bush Park's Featured Plant Oct.10

Hesperantha (Schizostylis) coccinea (aka Kaffir Lily), a member of the Iris family, is a perennial bulb native to South Africa. This vigorous, clump-forming plant likes moist but well-drained soil and sun. 39 more words

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Bush Park’s Featured Plant Sept.25

Espalier is the ancient practice of training a woody plant to grow flat against a wall, fence, trellis, or railing. Partly decorative, but also to conserve space and, in the case of a fruit tree, to make the fruit more accessible for harvesting. 63 more words

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