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Cape Cowslip

Lachenalia

Grow these South African bulbs for spikes of tubular, hyacinthlike blossoms that appear at the tops of...

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Lachenalia aliodes 'Aurea', photo courtesy of Gerry Whitmont/Garden Picture Library/Photolibrary

Cape Cowslip

Lachenalia aloides

Stems 10–12 in. high, with yellow flowers tipped in red and green. Inch-wide leaves. ‘Pearsonii’ has y...

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Cape Fuchsia

Phygelius

From South Africa.Woody-based perennials that die to the ground in cold climates, remain shrubby in mi...

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Cape Fuchsia

Phygelius aequalis

Grows 3-4 ft. high and wide. Pyramidal clusters of dusty rose flowers.

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Phygelius capensis

Cape Fuchsia

Phygelius capensis

Grows to at least 3-4 ft. high and wide. More open and sprawling than P. aequalis, with loose...

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Cape Fuchsia

Phygelius x rectus

Hybrids between the P. aequalis and P. capensis. Grow 2-4 ft. high and wide. Mostly ...

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Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis

From South Africa. If tied to a support, can scramble 15 to 30 ft.; with hard pruning, makes an uprigh...

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Anisodontea x hypomandarum

Cape Mallow

Anisodontea x hypomandarum

Native to South Africa. Grows 4 ft. tall and wide, with 1 1/2-in. bright green leaves. Fast-growing sh...

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Plumbago auriculata

Cape Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata

Native to South Africa. Makes a mounding shrub to 6 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide; or, if tied to a suppo...

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Chondropetalum elephantinum

Cape Rush

Chondropetalum elephantinum

Native to South Africa. Rushlike plant has stems that radiate from the base to form a dense clump 3&nd...

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Arctotheca calendula

Cape Weed

Arctotheca calendula

South Africa. A tough, easy-to-grow evergreen ground cover. Plants spread by runners to make a thick c...

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Capparis spinosa, photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia

Caper

Capparis spinosa

This Mediterranean native’s habit varies: it can sprawl, or become a dense, rounded shrub 5 ft. ...

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