| African Snowbush |
| Eriocephalus africanus|
| Uses: Medicinal/Culinary
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 8) |
| When to Sow: Spring
| (African rosemary; Wild rosemary; Kapokbos)
Aromatic shrub from the velds of South Africa’s Western Cape province. When in bloom its upper branches are covered with a thick blanket of white flowers, hence its name Cape Snowbush. It is also called wild rosemary because it has an invigorating effect on the skin and hair just like rosemary and can be used as a seasoning like rosemary. Traditionally used to treat coughs and colds, flatulence, colic and other ailments. Also used in potpourris, sachets and in aromatherapy. Easy to grow. Can be grown as a summer annual in zones down to 4.