African Wild Rosemary plant is also know as Wild Rosemary, Wilderoosmaryn and Kapokbos. Wild rosemary is fairly hardy and will grow in most gardens throughout the South Africa.
The fine, grey, aromatic foliage, the snow white flowers and the fluffy cotton wool seeds ensure that it has year long appeal, apart from which is can withstand the most adverse conditions of weather, soil and habitat. African Wild Rosemary is a perennial herb and can be pruned to shape. It makes a neat border hedge and can be used to soften rock and succulent gardens. The fluffy, white seeds that develop after flowering cover the bush, giving rise to the Afrikaans common name Kapokbos, meaning ‘snow bush’. The foliage is variable, being more succulent in the face of sea breezes and finer in drier inland habitats.
Growing African Wild Rosemary plant
Wild Rosemary will grow in most garden soils. Add some compost when planting and mulch to retain moisture.
Water when the soil is almost dry under the mulch, until the plant has settled, then reduce the amount of extra watering.
Prune lightly to keep in shape.
Can be successfully grown in containers or planted directly in the garden.
Plant in a well-drained, sunny position and ensure it is well watered.
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