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Plectranthus Velvet Diva 180MM

Plectranthus ‘Velvet Diva’ – 180MM

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I am Plectranthus Velvet Diva. My family originated from South Africa

Botanic Name: Plectranthus saccatus ‘Velvet Diva’

Mounding – I create contrast

I am a lower growing form of Plectranthus saccatus with a compact habit producing masses of purple blooms from late summer through to autumn. My leaves have stunning deep green textures leaves and almost black undersides. My colour and form provides year round interest and my lush foliage is the perfect backdrop for my vibrant blooms. I need no maintenance to keep me looking at my best. Adaptable I am a great choice for pots or planted out. Hardy I tolerate dry conditions, poor soils and thrive in shady areas.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 0.5m Width: 0.5m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.45m Width: 0.45m)
I need minimal water once established
Borders & Rockeries
I am tolerant of poor soils but do best in soils that are free draining
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My fast growth and low form making quick impact in borders, rockeries, in pots and containers
I perform well in pots and a great choice in mixed container plantings
I have large plumes of lavender flowers and deep green textured leaves with almost black undersides

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors
  • in fragrant and sensory gardens

Tips for success…

Prune me lightly after flowering and fertilise annually with a long term, slow release fertiliser
Plant me 30cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Lamiaceae
Other names:



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