Plectranthus Ecklonii 'Erma'

Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma'

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"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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

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
Attractive flowers
Attracts useful insects
Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

South Africa

Natural climate

Subtropical to temperate forest

Environment

Light

Full Shade

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Ornamental

Colourful shade garden plant.

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

Mild

Problems

Problem free
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