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Plectranthus hillardiae

Plectranthus hillardiae

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

80cm

Min

80cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Plectranthus hillardiae Overview

P. hillardiae is a perennial shrub or groundcover that is more often grown as an annual and self seed readily. The green shrub is covered with intense blue flowers during Autumn. A shade-loving option for dry spaces in the garden. P. hillardiae have two subspecies: P. hillardiae subsp. hillardiae and P. hillardiae subsp. australe, both found naturally in river stream banks in Pondoland.

Common problems with Plectranthus hillardiae

Problem free

    How to propagate Plectranthus hillardiae

    Seed

    Collect the seeds after flower en re-sow in Spring.

    Division

    Make cuttings during the active growing season. Root in a glass of water or in moist potting soil.

    Special features of Plectranthus hillardiae

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Drought resistant

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Plectranthus hillardiae

    Ornamental

    Plant in dry shade areas.