Eriocephalus africanus
“Cape Snow Bush”
“Wild Rosemary”

Eriocephalus africanus Cape Snow Bush Wild Rosemary Eriocephalus africanus Cape Snow Bush Wild Rosemary

An excellent, evergreen, South African shrub for the dry garden. To 3’ tall and across, it blooms early Winter well into Summer, the whole shrub becoming almost covered with purple-eyed, white flowers, loved by bees. The flowers are followed by fluffy seed heads looking much like cottony wool or snow. Stiffly branching with aromatic needle-like foliage covered with tiny hairs, this bushy shrub displays an overall silvery-grey appearance. Tap-rooted, it’s extremely drought tolerant and prefers well-drained soil, though it does tolerate some clay. Can be lightly pruned to encourage bushiness or trained into a hedge. Beautiful combined with Melianthus. Commonly used in South Africa for colds and coughs and lots more.

Full Sun
Low/No summer water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 9-10