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AGATHOSMA capensis

Commonly known as Aniseed buchu

Needle-like aromatic leaves. Small flowers of white, pink or purple
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
£17.50 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre


  • 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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