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Plectranthus selections


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
Top Varieties

(Plectranthus '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.
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(Plectranthus argentatus) displays hairy, silvery leaves and is easy to grow indoors or out. It grows 3 feet tall and wide.
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(Plectranthus ciliatus '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.
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(Plectranthus forsteri 'Marginatus') offers large hairy leaves edged in white. It grows 18 inches tall and 36 inches wide. It can be grown as a houseplant.
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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.

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