Syncolostemon obermeyerae, a herbaceous, evergreen shrub,1 to 1,5m tall, is covered with velvety hairs throughout. The leaves are quite large and strongly and pleasantly aromatic. The showy 2 lipped lavender-pink flowers are held on stems topped with showy purple bracts and appear over a long period from mid spring through to autumn, making this a very rewarding plant in the garden. It is pollinated by bees and other insects
Syncolostemon obermeyerae is a rapid grower and in the garden this plant can be used as a shrubby border, or individually as a specimen plant. It can also be used as a low growing hedge.
Prune in winter, after flowering, to ensure a denser and more floriferous shrub.
It need to be well watered in the drier and hotter central regions. In the summer rainfall areas, it requires additional watering in the winter months. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil.