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A picture of a Broad-Tooth Sagebush

Broad-Tooth Sagebush

Syncolostemon latidens

Also known as

Broad-Toothed Pink Plume

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Broad-Tooth Sagebush

Flower detail
Growing en masse

Broad-Tooth Sagebush Overview

The subtle beauty of the little known mauve-pink plume bush, Syncolostemon latidens, has won the hearts of those who have seen this small perennial shrub flowering along forest margins in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. It belongs to the large sage and mint family, Lamiaceae, with its characteristically fragrant leaves and square stems. The family includes such popular South African indigenous plants as Plectranthus, Orthosiphon, Hemizygia and Becium.

Special features of Broad-Tooth Sagebush

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees