A picture of a Sekwebetane

Sekwebetane

Lantana rugosa

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Sekwebetane

Lantana rugosa, fruits. (Geoff Nichols)
Lantana rugosa
Lantana rugosa
Lantana camara (Geoff Nichols)
Lantana rugosa (Geoff Nichols)

Sekwebetane Overview

From a distance, if it looks like the famous fever-tea or lemon bush plant (Lippia javanica), it is most likely Lantana rugosa. Sadly, sharing the common name bird’s brandy with its notorious and invasive sister plant from America, Lantana camara, but with smaller leaves, compared to the broader leaves of Lantana camara. The common L. rugosa has a wide southern African distribution and, with its characteristic wrinkled leaves, possesses both ornamental and medicinal properties, making it a worthwhile plant to have within the garden.

Special features of Sekwebetane

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of Sekwebetane

Edible

Medicinal