Waterwise Indigenous Plants - Cape Town

Waterwise Indigenous Plants. April is the ideal time to sow seeds of indigenous winter-flowering plants. This is a fun exercise to share with your children. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to add masses of colour to your garden in the cooler months ahead. Here’s what you should be sowing this month:

They grow well in any soil type and develop into a very attractive low-growing groundcover. Don’t overwater them once they are well established.
Diascia Anastrepta (Pink Queen):
Grows in almost any soil type. It bears pretty pink flowers and requires little attention besides watering when the weather is dry.
Kingfisher Daisies:
Must-have plants for any low maintenance garden. This drought-resistant plant produces masses of blue daisies with yellow centres.
Lobelia Erinus (trailing lobelia):
Grows well in full sun, producing masses of blue-violet flowers for weeks on end. It grows particularly well in costal gardens, along garden paths and between stepping stones.
Namaqualand Daisies:
Create a spectacular show in winter. The good news is that you can create a little patch of Namaqualand right in your garden. Buy a packet of mixed Namaqualand daisy seeds and sow them directly into the soil. Remember to even out the soil area where you will be sowing and rake it lightly prior to sprinkling the seeds on top. Keep the soil moist until germination and don’t weed the area until your daisies are well established.
Thrives in sunny positions. They will need to be watered if the weather is very dry. Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushier growth.
Venidium Arctotis:
Bears impressive orange and white flowers with dark centres. It likes a sunny spot and sandy soil, so it also works well in coastal gardens.

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