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In Bloom at Sparoza

The photo at the top of this page shows dawn over Sparoza as viewed from the water cistern in November (Photo Lucinda Willan)

With nearly 1,000 different plants in the collection, you can always find something in bloom in the MGS garden at Sparoza. Gardener Lucinda Willan is currently working at Sparoza and would like to share with you her favourite plants as they come into flower throughout the year.

Photos are by Lucinda Willan, unless stated otherwise

Click or tap on pictures of the flowers to enlarge the photo and read when the plant blooms and where to find it in the garden. To see a map of Sparoza with the names of garden zones go here. To read Lucinda’s detailed descriptions of the plants, please follow Sparoza Garden on Instagram.

  • June - Tipuana tipu

  • June - Jacaranda mimosifolia

  • June - Tulbaghia ‘Bob Brown’

  • June - Epiphyllum oxypetalum

  • June - Bauhinia corymbosa

  • June - Yucca sp

  • June - Bupleurum fruticosum

  • June - Erigeron glaucus ‘Wayne Roderick’

  • June - Ipomea purpurea

  • June - Plumbago auriculata

  • June - Dicliptera sericea

  • June - Capparis spinosa

  • June - Rosa ‘Mermaid’

  • June - Carissa macrocarpa

  • June - Duranta erecta ‘Sapphire Showers’

  • June - Centaurea cineraria

  • June - Duranta erecta

  • June - Opuntia microdasys

  • June - Brachychiton populneus

  • June - Melia azedarach

  • June - Rosa ‘Complicata’

  • June - Ptilostemon chamaepeuce

  • June - Agapanthus praecox

  • June - Bupleurum flavum

  • June - Parkinsonia aculeata

  • June - Lilium candidum

  • June - Cotyledon orbiculate

  • June - Myrtus communis

  • June - Limoniastrum monopetalum

  • May - Punica granatum

  • May - Opuntia ficus-indica

  • May - Ixia viridiflora

  • May - Hippeastrum

  • May - Freesia laxa subsp. laxa

  • May - Echinopsis tubiflora

  • May - Ebenus cretica

  • May - Convolvulus sabatius

  • May - Acca sellowiana

  • April / May - Thapsia garganica

  • April / May - Syringa microphylla

  • April / May - Salvia lavandulifolia

  • April / May - Pelargonium quercifolium

  • April / May - Ornithogalum arabicum

  • April / May - Nymphaea alba

  • April / May - Nigella damascena

  • April / May - Iris x germanica

  • April / May - Dimorphotheca ecklonis

  • April / May - Cistus parviflorus

  • April / May - Aloe species

  • April / May - Aloe maculata

  • April - Zantedeschia aethiopica

  • April - Wachendorfia paniculata

  • April - Tritonia squalida

  • April - Phlomis purpurea

  • April - Moraea vegeta

  • April - Matthiola sinuata

  • April - Leopoldia comosa

  • April - Iris x hollandica

  • April - Ferula communis

  • April - Eriobotrya deflexa

  • April - Consolida ajacis

  • April - Cistus monspeliensis

  • April - Bartlettina sordida

  • April - Allium neapolitanum

  • April - Abutilon x hybridum

  • April - Papaver rhoeas

  • April - Salvia hierosolymitana

  • April - Salvia africana-caerulea

  • April - Ferraria crispa

  • April - Cistus x skanbergii

  • March - Wisteria sinensis

  • March - Sparaxis grandiflora subsp grandiflora

  • March - Anemone pavonina

  • March - Wigandia caracasana

  • March - Anthyllis barba-jovis

  • March - Salvia africana-lutea

  • March - Tulipa saxatilis

  • March - Billbergia nutans

  • March - Iris germanica

  • March - Coleonema album

  • March - Gladiolus tristis

  • March - Fritillaria obliqua

  • February - Narcissus romieuxii ‘Julia Jane’

  • February - Euryops pectinatus

  • February - Euphorbia dendroides

  • February - Dipcadi serotinum

  • February - Muscari commutatum

  • February - Globularia alypum

  • February - Rosa ‘Iceberg’

  • February - Himantoglossum robertianum

  • February - Cyclamen persicum

  • February - Chasmanthe floribunda

  • February - Retama raetam

  • February - Hardenbergia violacea

  • February - Iris tuberosa

  • February - Prunus dulcis

  • January - Iris unguicularis

  • January - Thymelaea hirsuta

  • January - Narcissus papyraceus

  • December - Anemone coronaria

  • December - Freylinia lanceolata

  • December - Cascabela thevetia ‘Alba’

  • December - Aloe arborescens

  • December - Dietes iriodes

  • November - Crocus cartwrightianus

  • November - Montanoa grandiflora

  • November - Crocus Goulimyi

  • November - Narcissus obsoletus

  • November - Prospero autumnale

  • November - Muehlenbeckia platyclada

  • November - Bulbine frutescens ‘Hallmark’

  • October - Mandragora autumnalis

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