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|
|Common Name:||Spur Flower|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|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|
|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:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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