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THE SOUTH AFRICAN GARDEN IN FEBRUARY

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Sowing and planting guide
Indigenous plants indicated in green
Winter annuals Vegetables



Hardy summer annuals

The following can still be sown if this was not done in January. Sowing in seed boxes will generally give better results.

Alyssum
Bells of Ireland
Height 75-80 cm. Large lime-green flowers.
Candytuft
Can be sown virtually throughout the year. Height 30 cm.
Canterbury bells
Cape forget-me-not
Height 30 cm.
China Aster
Clarkia
Height 50 cm. Excellent garden flower and useful cut flower.
Corn flower
Excellent cut flower with long vase life.
Corn Poppy
Delphinium
Can be used as bedding and cut flowers. Often grown as an annual.
Feverfew
Firewheel (Gaillardia)
Drought resistant. Height 60-80 cm
Flax, red or scarlet
A lovely flower for a sunny border.
Floss flower
Ideal bedding plant and easy to grow. Plant these for early flowering and superior garden performance.
Foxglove
Very showy compact plant. Height 75-90 cm.
Garden mignonette
Gillia capitata
Gloriosa daisy
A good cut flower. Height 90 cm
Godetia
Height 30 cm. When plants reach the 7 to 8 leaf stage, pinch centre out and transplant 25 to 30 cm apart.
Hollyhock
Tall perennial border plant for sunny backgrounds. Height 150-200 cm.
Love-in-a-Mist
A border plant also suitable for cutting. The decorative seedpods can be cut and dried.
Lupin
Available in eight colours. 100 cm flower spikes on 90 150 cm plants.
Monkey flower
Mourning bride
Musk flower
Nasturtium
Good in rockeries and borders. Flowers are edible.
Paper daisy
Small green evergreen shrub. Drought and frost tolerant. Height 50 cm.
Petunia
Early show of multiflora-sized blooms. High-voltage colours. Good in baskets and containers.
Phlox
Excellent for borders and mass bedding. Seed requires dark conditions for good germination. Germinate as cool as possible. High soil temperatures may inhibit germination.
Pimpernel (Anagallis)
Pinks
Purple Mullein
The first year blooming variety, Southern Charm, offers a blend of creamy yellow, soft lavender and peachy rose shades, each marked with a fuzzy purple "bee". The 60 to 70 cm stems hold florets arranged in pairs over a low-growing rosette of foliage. As the first floret dies, the second blooms, doubling the life of the flower spike. Drought tolerant and sun loving they hold their flowers well.
Queen Anne's Lace
A fine cut flower.
Shirley Poppy
Snapdragon
Statice
Suitable as a cut flower and for drying.
Sweet Sultan
Sweet William
Verbena
Heat and drought tolerant. A popular plant for bedding, rockeries and containers. Cover the seed as darkness aids germination.
Virginian stocks
A dwarf bushy plant which makes a lovely show during the Winter and Spring. Height 20 to 25 cm.

Winter flowering annuals
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From the middle of this month you can sow:
Chrysanthemum carinatum
Gilly flower
Iceland poppy
Larkspur
Livingstone daisy
Lupin
Marigold
Monarch of the Veld
Nemesia
Pansy
Phacelia
Sweet peas
Toad flax
Ursinia anethoides
Viola

Vegetables
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Things to do
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