Disa walks on Table Mountain
People often ask me if spring is the best time to see the flowers on Table Mountain expecting this to be the main time the fynbos plants flower. And indeed not far from Cape Town in the Namaqualand this is indeed the case. But the fynbos plant kingdom is special for so many reasons. One is that throughout the year there are plants flowering. The mountain is never devoid of colour.
In fact, for many people, the time to head for Table Mountain is in the middle of our hot summer. At this time of year (Jan to March) we have 2 of the most famous of our plants flowering. Both are impressive and beautiful and well worth the effort.
Disa is a genus of flowering orchid of which most are found in Southern Africa. Disa Uniflora (or red disa as it is commonly called) is the representative flower of the Western Cape and is a large wonderfully impressive plant found in the small streams all over the mountain.