The Turquoise Ixia comes from the Cape region of South Africa, where it grows during the winter and goes dormant for the summer.  Each year, the bulb-like corm produces several baby corms, which may be separated and will flower the next year!  The blooms appear around April or May in the Northern hemisphere.  In the wild, the unusual flower color attracts beetle species, which pollinate the blooms.  The petals close up at night and open in sunlight, repeating this for several days.  A pale…

The Turquoise Ixia comes from the Cape region of South Africa, where it grows during the winter and goes dormant for the summer. Each year, the bulb-like corm produces several baby corms, which may be separated and will flower the next year! The blooms appear around April or May in the Northern hemisphere. In the wild, the unusual flower color attracts beetle species, which pollinate the blooms. The petals close up at night and open in sunlight, repeating this for several days. A pale…

Beautiful orange flower - Watsonia versfeldii.  Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

Beautiful orange flower - Watsonia versfeldii. Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

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South African Residence in Cape Town Has a Surprinsing Garden

Chain of hearts or the Sweetheart vine: indigenous to South Africa. We have one...Google Image Result for http://www.wisdom-earth.com/includes/images/plants/Chain%2520of%2520Hearts.jpg

Chain of hearts or the Sweetheart vine: indigenous to South Africa. We have one...Google Image Result for http://www.wisdom-earth.com/includes/images/plants/Chain%2520of%2520Hearts.jpg

Red hot poker lillies. Mine have just started blooming and they look just like this!

Red hot poker lillies. Mine have just started blooming and they look just like this!


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Red hot poker lillies.  Mine have just started blooming and they look just like this!

Red hot poker lillies. Mine have just started blooming and they look just like this!

Beautiful orange flower - Watsonia versfeldii.  Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

Beautiful orange flower - Watsonia versfeldii. Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

Aloe ferox and a coral tree in bloom - fiery red succulent flowers

Aloe ferox and a coral tree in bloom - fiery red succulent flowers

Babiana 'Mighty Magenta' for the gravel garden. Known in Africa as the baboon flower.

Babiana 'Mighty Magenta' for the gravel garden. Known in Africa as the baboon flower.

Hypoestes aristata --Ribbon Bush --From South Africa, flowers in fall.

Hypoestes aristata --Ribbon Bush --From South Africa, flowers in fall.

Jasminumangulare .  (Wild Jasmine) is a species of jasmine, in the family Oleaceae that is indigenous to South Africa.  This scrambling climber can be grown in the sun or semi-shade. It produces masses of white, scented, star-shaped flowers and it attracts a variety of birds. This is one of around 10 species of Jasmine that naturally occur in South Africa.[1][2]

Jasminumangulare . (Wild Jasmine) is a species of jasmine, in the family Oleaceae that is indigenous to South Africa. This scrambling climber can be grown in the sun or semi-shade. It produces masses of white, scented, star-shaped flowers and it attracts a variety of birds. This is one of around 10 species of Jasmine that naturally occur in South Africa.[1][2]

Nemesias -- indigenous to South Africa, flower in spring.  Hybrids have been bred and are now grown overseas.

Nemesias -- indigenous to South Africa, flower in spring. Hybrids have been bred and are now grown overseas.

Agapanthus. Beautiful flower considered to be a noxious weed in Victoria, Australia. Can take over the garden, but lovely when controlled.

Agapanthus. Beautiful flower considered to be a noxious weed in Victoria, Australia. Can take over the garden, but lovely when controlled.

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