Plectranthus ‘Mona lavender’

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.4m x 0.5m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

An attractive, fast-growing hybridised herbaceous perennial shrub.  It has lush, dark green leaves that are a deep purple underneath, giving the plant a mystical appearance when blowing in a light breeze.  It bears long-lasting sprays of purple flowers from early spring throughout summer.

This shrub attracts a host of small insects, making it a wonderful addition to the wildlife-friendly forest garden.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts insects and butterflies.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.
Keep the plant moist and continue adding leaf litter to simulate a natural forest environment.
The plants enjoy being pinched back after flowering to induce better branching and compactness.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
It can be a little thirsty in dry weather, so water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Country, forest, rockery, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Suitable for shady positions underneath trees.
FLOWERS:
FOLIAGE:
CULTIVATION:
Propagate from cuttings.

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