These flowers are all long lasting in the vase. Combine some of the grey leaf Helichrysum species to add interest and contrast.

Agapanthus praecox

Common Agapanthus

Clump forming, medicinal uses.




Aloe arborescens

Krantz Aloe, Kransaalwyn

Leaf sap for burns, medicinal.




Crocosmia aurea

Falling Stars

Medicinal, stunning in flower, good for the vase.




Eucomis autumnalis

Pineapple Flower

Many medicinal uses, lovely flower for the vase.




Zantedeschia aethiopica

White Arum Lily

Medicinal value, tuber eaten, leaves produce a yellow dye. Used as a cooking vegetable.