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Blue Spur Flower

Plectranthus ambiguus

Also known as

Pincushion Spurflower

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Blue Spur Flower Overview

Plectranthus ambiguus, or the Blue Spurflower, is a low-growing groundcover plant with large violet flowers that prefers shady areas. The flowers bloom in profusion during the late summer and autumn months. The leaves are hairy and stems root freely as they touch the ground. While the plant is drought tolerant, it thrives if it is fed and watered regularly. Plectranthus ambiguus works well in hanging baskets, shady embankments or under trees. In cooler climes, it can be grown as an indoor pot plant.

Common problems with Blue Spur Flower

How to harvest Blue Spur Flower

Not usually harvested.

How to propagate Blue Spur Flower

Cuttings

Make 15-20cm long cuttings and remove bottom leaves from the cutting. Keep moist while rooting!

Seed

Sowing time in Spring. Germination time about 3 weeks.

Special features of Blue Spur Flower

Indoor plant

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Beautiful hanging habit.

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Blue Spur Flower

Ornamental

Groundcover for shady areas.