Thursday, August 11, 2016

South African Plant Talk Links

Here's the list of links for each of the 20 plants I mentioned at the Thursday talk at the Huntington. I must confess I  have made a grave error; Euphorbia resinifera is NOT from South Africa, it is from Morocco.

Cheers,   Frank

South Africans

Drama queens: South African plants gain deserved garden spotlight - The Denver Post


North American Clivia Society
Pacific Bulb Society | Clivia
Pacific Horticulture Society | Cultivating Clivia
How to Grow Clivia - White Flower Farm - YouTube


The lowdown on dymondia and three other lawn alternatives - latimes
What is the Best Drought Tolerant Plant To Replace Grass - Dymondia - YouTube
Plantzafrica Dymondia page:

Aloe striata

Coral aloe brightens winter garden - SFGate
Aloe striata
Aloe striata at San Marcos Growers
Coral Aloe - Monrovia - Coral Aloe
Mature Aloe Hybrid Aloe Striata Hybrid or Ghost by SucculentOasis

Aloe rooikappie :Little Red Riding Hood"

Aloe ‘Rooikappie’ Giddy | ISI 2004
Little Red Riding Hood Aloe - Monrovia - Little Red Riding Hood Aloe
Aloe 'Rooikappie' at San Marcos Growers


Felicia amelloides (blue marguerite) | Plants & Fungi At Kew
Garden Plant Collections | Felicia amelloides | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Witbos | Felicia amelloides & Hybrids
Plantzafrica page on Felicia amelloides
Felicia heterophylla ‘The Rose’ - E-F - A-Z Botanical Name - Flowers Seeds
Felicia heterophylla ‘The Blues’ Seeds

Felecia species pages

Felicia aethiopica subsp. aethiopica
Felicia josephinae
Felicia heterophylla
Felicia filifolia
Felicia dubia
Felicia echinata
Felicia elongata
Felicia erigeroides

Amarygia hybrids

Amarygia 'Hannibal's Hybrids' - Buy Online at Annie's Annuals
Pacific Bulb Society | ×Amarygia
Suncrest Nurseries, Inc.: Plants for a Thirsty State
Ruth's Tips: x Amarygia parkeri - Mercury News
Hortus Camdenensis | x Amarygia parkeri ‘Blando-Josephiniana’
X Amarygia parkeri – Botanics Stories
Amaryllis belladonna Jersey Lily by Mail Order at Desirable Plants UK

Euphorbia resinifera (From Morocco, not South Africa)

What Is the Hottest Chemical on the Scoville Scale?
Euphorbia resinifera at San Marcos Growers

Bulbine frutescens

Orange Stalked Bulbine - Monrovia - Orange Stalked Bulbine
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' at San Marcos Growers


Kniphofia | Red Hot Poker | Torch Lily Plants for Sale
TERRA NOVA® Nurseries - Professional Growers - Kniphofia
Kniphofia or Torch Lily or Red Hot Poker at Digging Dog | Kniphofia caulescens, Kniphofia linearifolia, Kniphofia pauciflora, and Kniphofia uvaria
Out of Africa – again! (regal torchlily) | Plant Select
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Kniphofia Mango Popsicle (Kniphofia Mango Popsicle) at Wayside Gardens

Delosperma (Hardy icelplant)

Hardy Ice Plant, Trailing Ice Plant, Cooper's Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
Time to Celebrate Ice Plants!
Shop Delosperma: Buy Hardy Iceplant at Wayside Gardens

Plant Select Delosperma varieties:

Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select

Monrovia Delsosperma varietes:

Eye Candy Ice Plant - Monrovia - Eye Candy Ice Plant
Hardy Ice Plant - Monrovia - Hardy Ice Plant
Red Mountain® Ice Plant - Monrovia - Red Mountain® Ice Plant
Fire Spinner® Ice Plant
Fire Spinner® Ice Plant - Monrovia - Fire Spinner® Ice Plant

Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy geranium)

Pelargonium peltatum - Plant Finder
Pelargonium peltatum
Pelargonium peltatum Summer Showers Fleuroselect Ornamental Plant
Pelargonium peltatum - Google Search

Euryops (Golden daisy bush)

Green-Leaved Euryops - Monrovia - Green-Leaved Euryops
Euryops pectinatus (golden daisy bush) | Plants & Fungi At Kew
Euryops pectinatus at San Marcos Growers
Euryops chrysanthemoides
Vigorous Euryops Keep the Bloom On - latimes
Euryops pectinatus | grey-leaved euryops/RHS Gardening
Euryops | Horticulture Week
Dwarf Euryops - Monrovia - Dwarf Euryops

African olive

Olea europaea subsp. africana

Bauhinia galpinii

Bauhinia galpinii at San Marcos Growers
Bauhinia galpinii
Bauhinia galpinii, Red Orchid Tree
Bauhinia galpinii, Bauhinia punctata, Pride of De Kaap, Nasturtium Bauhinia -
Bauhinia galpinii Red Orchid Bush Bauhinia galpinii Red Orchid Bush [] - $7.99 : Buy Banana Plants & More Tropical Plants For Sale, Florida Hill Nursery

Scented geraniums

Scented Geraniums
San Diego Master Gardeners -Easy-care scented geraniums fill the garden with fragrance and beauty
Scented Geraniums
Martha Stewart on scented geraniums:
Taylor Greenhouse scented geranium selection:

South African restios

Giant Cape Restio - Monrovia - Giant Cape Restio
Chondropetalum tectorum at San Marcos Growers
San Marcos Growers >Chondropetalum
Video: Displaying South African Restios in the Garden | Martha Stewart
Restio Plant Care - Kelnan Plants
Chondropetalum tectorum at San Marcos Growers


Varieties of Osteospermum (Spanish Marguerite) - SUNNY®
Osteospermum Collection (Hardy) - Perennial & Biennial Plants - Thompson & Morgan
Osteospermum varieties listed by Horticulture Week
Osteospermum (group) - Plant Finder


Arctotis 'Pink Sugar' at San Marcos Growers
Arctotis 'Harlequin Mixed' Seeds
Arctotis × hybrida - Plant Finder
Arctotis fastuosa


Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Flavida' at San Marcos Growers
The Succulent Garden nursery :: Succulents :: Cotyledon
Plants Belonging to the Genus 'Cotyledon'
Cotyledon orbiculata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cotyledon barbeyi

Agapanthus Plants of southern Africa
Agapanthus africanus
Agapanthus campanulatus
Agapanthus caulescens
Agapanthus coddii
Agapanthus dyeri
Agapanthus inapertus
Agapanthus inapertus subsp. hollandii
Agapanthus inapertus subsp. intermedius
Agapanthus inapertus "Graskop"
Agapanthus praecox subsp. minimus 'Adelaide' Homepage

Misc. other Plants from South Africa

8 South African Flowers for American Gardens: Gardenista
African Geranium | Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
African stars | Denver Botanic Gardens
Aloe arborescens 'Lutea' at San Marcos Growers
Always Red™ hybrid Aloe - Monrovia - Always Red™ hybrid Aloe
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides at San Marcos Growers
Foraging Ice Plant Fruit- Hottentot Figs, Sour Figs, Sea Figs | Penniless Parenting
Gardenia thunbergia
Gardenia thunbergia
Gardenia thunbergium, Gardenia thunbergia, white gardenia, forest gardenia, wild gardenia -
Gazania linearis "Colorado Gold," - Google Search
Lampranthus sp. 'Hot Flash' - Buy Online at Annie's Annuals
Mesembryanthemum 'Sparkles Mixed' - Half-hardy Annual Seeds - Thompson & Morgan
Oscularia deltoides at San Marcos Growers
Pig Face (Mesembryanthemum) - Flower Power
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Plant Select - Smart Plant Choices | Plant Select
Portulacaria afra 'Prostrate Form' at San Marcos Growers
Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' at San Marcos Growers
South African Bulbs at Desirable Plants - Stocklist A-Z
Telos Rare Bulbs, South African Bulbs, California Native Bulbs, South American Bulbs, Mediterranean Bulbs
Witbos | Lampranthus hybrids
Water-wise succulents are high on style | Monrovia | Grow Beautifully
Foraging Ice Plant Fruit- Hottentot Figs, Sour Figs, Sea Figs | Penniless Parenting
Pacific Bulb Society | Home Page
Debra Lee Baldwin, Succulent Savant


  1. A very interesting talk, and I loved hearing about some plants I was completely unfamiliar with (like the olive and the Bauhinia)!