This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Hermannia grandiflora is an exceptionally beautiful bush when in flower. The flowers occur in springtime and brighten up the often barren desert landscape.

Hermannia grandiflora grows mainly in the southern and central Great Karoo.

The plants belong to the family Malvaceae. Common Afrikaans names include Ouma se Kappie, Klokkiebos and Heuningbossie. In English it is called Desert Rose.

Hermannia grandifloraHermannia grandiflora in cultivation