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Spur Flower

Plectranthus 'Velvet Elvis'

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Spur Flower Overview

Plectranthus "Velvet Elvis" is a soft, erect, small, fast growing shrub with large lilac flowers. The leaves are purple underneath and they continue to flower for a long time. The leaves are unusual in that they leave a nicotine-like stain on the skin if they are crushed and rubbed. The cultivar 'Velvet Elvis' is protected and you are not allowed to grow them from cuttings or propagate it yourself. They are frost sensitive and will die back in cold winters. If pruned after winter they will regrow the following spring as days warm up again.

Common problems with Spur Flower

Problem free

    How to harvest Spur Flower

    Prune hard after flowering or after

    How to propagate Spur Flower

    Cuttings

    Plant breeders rights - no propagation!

    Seed

    Plant breeders rights - no propagation!

    Special features of Spur Flower

    Attracts useful insects

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Spur Flower

    Ornamental