Eriocephalus africanus

Eriocephalus africanus

Common Names

Wild Rosemary (english)
Kapokbossie (afrikaans)


Genus Eriocephalus
Species africanus
SA Plant Number
Basionym Eriocephalus africanus


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. 

 Size 0.75m





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