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Plectranthus Velvet Idol 180MM

Plectranthus ‘Velvet Idol’ – 180MM

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

Botanic Name: Plectranthus saccatus ‘Velvet Idol’

Mounding –

I am a shrubby compact perennial with large plumes of purple blue flowers appearing from late summer through to autumn. My leaves have stunning deep green textures leaves with purple undersides. My colour and form provides year round interest and my lush foliage is the perfect backdrop for my vibrant blooms.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 0.8m Width: 0.7m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.7m Width: 0.7m)
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…
I am fast growing and great for borders
I am suitable for patio pots and mixed containers
I have large plumes of purple/blue flowers and deep green textured leaves with purple 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 45cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Lamiaceae
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