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South African and Australian Natives

Strophanthus gerrardii 4" pot


Sand Forest Poison Rope.  Another interesting species from one of my favorite plant families!  The flowers are yellow with a pink cup in the center.  This woody shrub has long, vining branches that will easily train to a trellis or structure.  Native to South Africa, it will tolerate arid conditions so it is good choice for water-wise gardening.  The plants are several years old grown from seed and have an interesting caudex forming at the base.  

(Apocynaceae) Poisonous leaves and seeds. Photo courtesy of Alandmanson

Light: Full sun.

Water: Moderate; drought-tolerant when established

Fertilizer:  All-purpose slow release

Soil: Well-drained

Hardiness: Zone 11




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