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A picture of a Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma'

Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma'

Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma'

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma'
A photo of Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma'

Overview

"Erma" is a selection of P. ecklonii with soft pink flowers. A large shade-loving shrub with pretty tubular flowers that are clustered on mass on top of a tall flower spike. The plant can reach 2m tall and flowers on mass in Autumn. They naturally occur in moist sub-tropical and temperate forests, where they receive summer rainfall. It was named after the wife of the botanist, Ernst van Jaarsveld. Easy to propagate from cuttings in spring. Attracts insects and birds to garden and a colourful shade garden plant.

Common problems

Problem free

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Cuttings (15-20cm long) can be placed 4-8cm deep in moist medium.

    Seed

    Not often grown from seed.

    Special Features

    Pot plant

    Hedge plant

    Plectranthus make an effective lower hedge screen.

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Attractive leaves

    Uses

    Ornamental

    Colourful shade garden plant.