Malanseuns Pleasure Plants
The Heartburn Herb
Perennial with soft hairy aromatic, bright green leaves. Pink ﬂowers in summer. This tall and beautiful mint with luscious pale and slightly fury leaves is not an invasive mint and it grows easily in all climates. It thrives in partial shade and in moist richly composted soil and sends up tall spires of fragrant leaves. Evergreen. Plant in a semi-shaded position. Plants
can tolerate cold and frost. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions and climate, ±50cm x 50cm.
This is an exceptionally neat and vigorous shrub, needs full sun and can easily be shaped, clipped and trained into different shapes. A distinctive “ginger” taste and smell makes it an exciting taste for the cook, and a cup of Ginger Rosemary tea, hot or iced, is becoming a favourite refresher for those busy days.
The Insect Repellent
Bushy variety of scented Geranium. Good for repelling mosquitoes in conﬁned areas. It is an excellent patio plant and can also be planted in your garden as an attractive border. Water deeply twice weekly. Plant in a sunny position. Plants can tolerate semi-cold and frost. ® Registered Trademark.
A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known vegetable has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and support sustainable land care. Moringa trees have been used to combat malnutrition, especially among infants and nursing mothers. In some regions, the young seed pods are most commonly eaten, while in others, the leaves are the most commonly used part of the plant. The ﬂowers are edible when cooked and are said to taste like mushrooms. The bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds, oil, and ﬂowers are used in traditional medicine in several countries.
The tree itself is rather slender, with drooping branches. In cultivation, it is often cut back annually and allowed to grow again so that the pods and leaves remain within arm’s reach. While it grows best in dry sandy soil, it tolerates poor soil, including coastal areas. It is a fast-growing, drought resistant tree. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions
and climate, ±10m.
The De-Stress Herb
Rounded shrub with grey-green branching stems, bearing fragrant, light blue to violet-coloured ﬂowers on spikes
throughout the year. Evergreen. Plant in a sunny position. Plants can tolerate cold and frost. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions and climate, ±1m x 1m. Attracts butterﬂies.
Bushy shrub, with fragrant dark green leaves and dark purple ﬂowers from spring to summer. Excellent cut ﬂower. Can be used as pot-pourri. Ideal as focus or hedge plant. Evergreen. Plant in a sunny position. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions and climate, ±80cm x 1.5m. (N) Registered Plant Breeders Rights.
Ancient Asian healers identiﬁed the health-promoting properties of the goji berry thousands of years ago. They knew that the berry was highly-effective for promoting optimal health, but they didn’t know why. Until recently, the source of its nutritional beneﬁts remained a mystery. Goji’s unique polysaccharides act as master molecules in the body. Synergized together, they command and control many of the body’s most important biochemical defence systems, and are of great importance to the smooth functioning of virtually every cell in the entire body.
This berry is a deciduous, woody perennial plant. The ﬂowers grow in groups of one to three in the leaf axils. The calyx (eventually ruptured by the growing berry) consists of bell-shaped or tubular sepals forming short, triangular lobes. The corolla are lavender or light purple, with ﬁve or six lobes shorter than the tube. Bright orange-red, ellipsoid berries are produced. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions and climate, ±1m-3m.
The Fruit Salad Herb Small, evergreen tree. It has a smooth, sleek skin and a juicy mild fruit that turns pale apricot colour when ripe. Often the skin has a purple streak on it and the masses of tiny green fruits take a long time to ripen to their full golden glory. In a large container, in full sun with lots of compost, the fruit salad plant will produce masses of fruit which hang heavily
over the sides of the container, reaching the size of a big golf ball and in some cases tennis ball size.
Prune lightly after it has fruited, usually in mid-winter. Protect from heavy frost and give it a bucket of compost, two to three times a year. Water it thoroughly once a week. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions and climate, ±1m x 50cm.
It is a beautiful slow growing, small tree and does well in a pot in full sun. Treat it as you would all citrus. You will be rewarded with masses of fragrant white blossoms and little fruits and an abundance of fresh tasting leaves with a double unusual shape. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions and climate, ±2m x 75cm.
Jasmine, the name of a fun-loving fragrance, provides a unique and enthusiastic aroma. The fragrance of jasmine
is joined with our culture in the forms of spirituality, tradition and also medicine. Jasminum sambac fragrance has rejuvenating, boosting and energizing properties, which makes it a natural mind-blowing fragrance, while Jasminum grandiﬂorum is one of the most prominent scents and it has highly unique and incredibly intense aroma.
Jasminum sambac is an evergreen dwarf spreading bushy shrub reaching up to ±50cm-1m high, with attractive
glabrous leaves producing attractive, white, sweet scented ﬂowers in great profusion in the hot season. The ﬂowers bloom throughout the year and are produced in clusters of 3 to 12 together at the ends of branches. They are strongly scented, with a white corolla. The ﬂowers open at night, and close in the morning.
The plant can be trained like a climber, clipped into a hedge, shaped and spread. It ﬂowers all year round, especially in summer when it attracts bees and butterﬂies. The heavenly fragrant ﬂowers are edible. Water twice weekly, dig compost in twice a year. Trim and tie stems to pergolas, arches or train up walls. It loves full sun, but can take a little light shade.