AGATHOSMA capensis

Commonly known as Aniseed buchu

Needle-like aromatic leaves. Small flowers of white, pink or purple
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AGATHOSMA capensis

£17.50 each 


  • Evergreen
    Smooth needle-like to narrowly oval leaves to 1cm (½in) long
  • Height
    30cm (12in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Variable subshrub with erect to straggly woody stems
  • Frost tender This plant may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41 °F).
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Medicinal properties - produces Buchu, an antiseptic essential oil
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
    South Africa (Western Cape)
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - loose, terminal clusters. Flowers, 0.5cm (less than ¼in) across, are 5-petalled with long styles and stamens
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - use loam-based compost (JI No. 2) in full light with good ventilation
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear see photos above
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage - strongly aromatic
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Agathosma - Care Guide
30cm (12in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)

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