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Plectranthus ecklonii

Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Common names: Tall spurflower, Ecklon’s plectranthus, Large spurflower (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Perennial, Shrub
A succulent forest shrub which bears striking white flowers.

Plectranthus ecklonii

EVERGREEN

SEMI-SHADE

SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

1.2m x 1.5m

MAXIMUM SIZE:

2m x 2m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Plectranthus ecklonii

DESCRIPTION

A dense, freely-branching shrub with aromatic mid to dark-green leaves.  It bears large sprays of white flowers carried on stalks above the foliage.

This is one of the larger species of Plectranthus and combines well when planted in the background, with one of the shorter varieties in front.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Forest understory in moist coastal forests.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts a host of pollinating insects which in turn attract insect-eating birds.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
Can be cut back severely after flowering to maintain a neat appearance as it does tend to scramble.
Seldom attacked by pests due to their aromatic leaves.
LANDSCAPING USES
Useful background plant for a mixed border under large trees.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests due to their aromatic leaves.
CULTIVATION
Easily grown from cuttings.

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