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Big toothed spurflower

Plectranthus grandidentatus

Scented-leaved spurflower(Eng.), Groottand spoorsalie (Afr.)

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A perennial trailing groundcover with attractive toothed green foliage and a flush of white flowers in autumn. It is ideal for a moist shady spot in the garden. Usually found in nature on cooler eastern facing slopes above 1000m. It grows horizontally and spreads well over the ground, rooting as it creeps to cover an area. Leaves have a scent when crushed.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn, Winter
Fruiting time
Winter

Harvesting

Not usually harvested

Propagation

Cuttings
Take cuttings of 15-20cm long and root in moist soil or in a glass of water.
Seed
Germination time about 3 weeks.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Afromontane forest

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
Decorative spreading ground cover in garden.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White or occasionally with purple hues
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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