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Plectranthus ecklonii 'Tommy'

Plectranthus ecklonii 'Tommy'

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'Tommy' is the white form and a shade-loving shrub with pretty tubular flowers that are clustered on mass on top of a tall flower spike. The plant can reach 3m tall and flowers in autumn. They naturally occur in moist sub-tropical and temperate forests in South Africa, where they receive summer rainfall. It is easy to propagate from cuttings and will attract insects and birds to your garden. Colorful shade- loving garden plant.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Seed
Not commonly grown from seed.
Cuttings
Cuttings (15-20cm long) can be placed 4-8cm deep in moist medium.

Special features

Hedge plant
P. ecklonii is a large specimen that grows into an effective hedge.

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Subtropical and Temperate Forests

Environment

Light
Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
Colorful shade loving garden plant.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Problem free

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