Plant Highlights By Date
Echinocereus pentalophus subspecies pentalophus
Plants in the Cactaceae, or Cactus Family, are almost all native to the Americas, and they occur widely in both North America and South America. This includes Echinocereus pentalophus subspecies pentalophus.
While many Gasteria are stemless, this is not true of a unique cliff-dwelling species named Gasteria rawlinsonii.
One of the largest of the Bulbine species is Bulbine latifolia, which has an extensive distribution in eastern South Africa.
While some Australian Acacia species have long been widely used horticulturally (and in some cases have naturalized in other parts of the world), others have stayed out of the limelight. One of the latter is Acacia aphylla.
Aloinopsis is a genus of nine species in the Aizoaceae, or Ice Plant Family, native to South Africa. They are dwarf clustering plants with tuberous roots and bumpy-textured leaves.
Many irises are spring-flowering, but Iris unguicularis, popularly known as the Algerian iris, is especially early-flowering, usually commencing even before the winter solstice.
Though Hakea species may be found in various parts of Australia, the winter-rainfall region in the continent’s southwest has the most species. One of these is Hakea petiolaris, from near Perth and up to about 300 km east and northeast of there.
Various species of Pelargonium can be found in both summer-rainfall and winter-rainfall parts of southern Africa, and one delightful species in the summer-rainfall area is Pelargonium reniforme.
Salvia is a large genus in the Mint Family (Lamiaceae) containing over 900 species of herbs and shrubs found around the world. Mexico is home to many species, including Salvia chamaedryoides.
Euphorbia is a very large and diverse genus containing both succulent and non-succulent plants.