Plectranthus parviflorus ‘Blue Spires’ – Spur Flower

A low compact herbaceous sub-shrub with aromatic green and white variegated foliage. Intense blue-lilac, strongly perfumed flowers extend along leafy stems in spires 30-60cm long and attract butterflies and native bees. Use as a border and mixed amongst other cottage garden plants. Beautiful in container or hanging basket. A useful plant for a sunny spot as well as difficult, very shady areas. The variegated leaves will brighten dark areas and it will flower in shade too.

Scientific Name:Plectranthus parviflorus
Family:Lamiaceae
Common Name:Spur Flower
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Fragrant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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