Eriocephalus africanus is a hardy, attractive, fast growing evergreen, aromatic, small shrub, with fine, soft, grey, heavily scented leaves.
It flowers from autumn to winter with white, daisy-like flowers that have a purple centre and are followed by attractive, white, woolly seed heads.
Plant in a well-drained, sunny position and ensure it is well watered. It is very attractive planted as a small informal hedge along a pathway.
Prune lightly and regularly to keep in shape. Makes a fragrant addition to pot pourri and is traditionally used in cooking.