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Cumin Hermannia

Hermannia saccifera

Hermannia saccifera by Nicola van Berkel (

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Cumin Hermannia Overview

This low growing ground cover has bright green leaves and small bell-shaped yellow flowers that bloom during Spring. It is fast growing and quickly fills up bare spaces in gardens. Honey made from the nectar is known as komynheuning (cumin honey) referring to its taste.

Common problems with Cumin Hermannia

Doll's Rose has no major pest or diseases problems.

    Cumin Hermannia Companion Plants

    Gazania sp.

    How to harvest Cumin Hermannia

    Honey can be made from the nectar harvested from the flowers. The honey is known as cumin honey (komynheuning ), which refers to its taste.

    How to propagate Cumin Hermannia


    Sow seeds from late summer to autumn and in spring, 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed(very shallow). Germination takes about 10 days. Seedlings produce stronger plants than cuttings.


    Take softwood or herbaceous cuttings from a vigorous plant in spring to early summer, treat with rooting hormone, and place in a propagation unit with bottom heat of 28° and overhead mist.

    Special features of Cumin Hermannia

    Drought resistant

    This water-wise plant tolerates winter rainfall when established, as well as summer drought conditions in the Western Cape, but requires a weekly watering in summer to flourish.

    Pot plant

    Doll's rose makes an excellent container plant that spreads rapidly and produces lovely flowers, provided it is planted in well-draining soil.

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Cumin Hermannia

    Fast growing ground cover that attracts bees.


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