This vigorous foliage plant drapes neatly over container rims, making it ideal for window boxes, hanging baskets, and containers. Plectranthus is available with green-and-white, green-and-gold, and silver foliage; there's something to compliment any container planting. The foliage is extremely fragrant.
Many types of plectranthus are actually perennials in warm-weather areas of Zones 9 and 10. You can also grow many as beautiful houseplants.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Annual,Perennial,Indoor Plant
- Plant Height:
- 1-6 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 3-4 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant
'Mona Lavender') shows off rich purple leaves topped by spikes of lavender-purple flowers. It grows 28 inches tall and wide. It makes a lovely houseplant.
) displays hairy, silvery leaves and is easy to grow indoors or out. It grows 3 feet tall and wide.
'Troy's Gold') offers golden foliage variegated with purple and green. It grows 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide. It can be grown as a houseplant in a sunny window.
'Marginatus') offers large hairy leaves edged in white. It grows 18 inches tall and 36 inches wide. It can be grown as a houseplant.
Plant It With
Plectranthus provides the unique foliage, and petunias can provide the burst of color.
Coleus, shade-loving with blended leaf
Plectranthus creates a miniature groundcover when planted at the feet of upright, bold-colored coleus.