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Speckled Spur Flower

Plectranthus ciliatus

Also known as

Speckled Plectranthus, Eyelash Spur-Flower, White Wild Sage

Plectranthus ciliatus by Kate McAlpine (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H3-H1c

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

2.5m

30cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Speckled Spur Flower Overview

Plectranthus ciliatus, or speckled spurflower, is a low-growing, creeping ground cover herb that grows up to 0.6 m high. The stems are covered with purple hairs, giving the branches a purplish appearance. The lower leaf surface is often purple. Flowers are immobile, "Richard' with pink inflorescences, was named after the horticulturist Richard Jameson who specialised in the plants of South Africa. The selection "Dreye" has white flowers. Flowering time is mainly late summer to winter.

Common problems with Speckled Spur Flower

Problem free

    How to propagate Speckled Spur Flower

    Cuttings

    Take 15-20cm cuttings and remove leaves from the bottom half. Root in moist soil.

    Seed

    Sowing time during Spring and Summer. Germination time around 2-3 weeks.

    Layering

    New roots form quickly where stems with nodes touch the soil.

    Special features of Speckled Spur Flower

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Speckled Spur Flower

    Ornamental

    Other uses