A picture of a Wild Rosemary

Wild Rosemary

Eriocephalus punctulatus

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

This plant has a mild fragrance

Wild Rosemary Overview

Cape Chamomile is a small, bushy shrub which grows up to 1 m high. The The flowers are white and the leaves are highly aromatic. Uses: Medicinal. Culinary. Cosmetics. Perfumes.Browsed by livestock and, in combination with other aromatic Karoo shrubs, contributes to the distinctive taste in the meat of the so-called Karoo lamb. Used by the Southern Sotho to fumigate the hut of a person suffering from a cold or diarrhoea, and during illness or after death.

How to harvest Wild Rosemary

When the blooms have opened fully flowers should be harvested.

How to propagate Wild Rosemary

Seed

Sowing time - Autumn; Spacing - 30-60 cm; Germination time - 3-10 days;

Special features of Wild Rosemary

Attracts birds

Valued in bird-friendly gardens as birds use the wooliness in their nests.

Other uses of Wild Rosemary

Medicinal. Culinary. Cosmetics. Perfumes.

Medicinal

Flowers are used in many cures, including a herbal tea, to cure insomnia, depression and stress relief.

Edible

Stems