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A picture of a Coconut Sage

Coconut Sage

Syncolostemon canescens

Also known as

Coconut-Scented Sagebush, Grey-Haired Sagebush

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Coconut Sage

Syncolostemon canescens, leaves and stems are covered in greyish hairs.
Small tubular flowers in verticils of 4-6 flowers
Syncolostemon canescens, a herbaceous perennial with a woody base.
Group or mass plant Syncolostemon canescens for best effect.

Coconut Sage Overview

This aromatic woody shrub occurs in the northern region of South Africa and neighboring countries. This pretty plant can be used to deter pests in the garden and the leaves smell like coconut or lavender when they are crushed.

Common problems with Coconut Sage

Coconut Sage is generally not bothered by pests or diseases and is often planted to act as a pest deterrent.

    How to harvest Coconut Sage

    The flowers can be harvested and cut for flower arrangements.

    How to propagate Coconut Sage


    Take hardwood cuttings with a few leaves and root in rooting mix after dipped in rooting hormone powder.


    Collect seeds after flower and sow fresh in sandy soil mix.

    Special features of Coconut Sage

    Repels harmful insects

    Attractive flowers

    Pot plant

    Other uses of Coconut Sage

    To ward off pests in the garden.