Indigenous garden in Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa

Its hot in Africa. Even if you still wrongly assume that Lions roam the streets, pretty much everyone knows it gets hot here. Well its summer and not only is it hot but it is d…

Felicia aethiopica ‘Tight & Tidy’ (Groundcover) Highly Recommended. Year around bloom & a fantastic compact habit. Is a highly improved form of (usually 3’ tall) “Blue Marguerite Daisy” that stays a dense 16” high & 30” wide. Bursting into a mass of rich blue daisies in Spring–Fall when deadheaded. No straggly behavior over time. Drought, clay & sand tolerant, side-dress with an annual dose of compost & cut back in Winter to give it a rest. Evergreen. Sun Low/Avg. Water

Spring 2015 - Felicia aethiopica 'Tight & Tidy' - drough, clay, sand tolerant, cut back in winter - high wide

These 3 plants are indigenous to South Africa and are wind tolerant: Aristida junciformis ("Gongoni Grass"), Eriocephalus africanus ("Kapokbossie") and Plumbago auriculata ("Blousyselbos").

These 3 plants are indigenous to South Africa and are wind tolerant: Aristida junciformis ("Gongoni Grass"), Eriocephalus africanus ("Kapokbossie") and Plumbago auriculata ("Blousyselbos").

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