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Plectranthus hillardiae

Plectranthus hillardiae

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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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

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

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Pondoland, Oribi gorge to Port St. Johns
Natural climate
Temperate coastal

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Ornamental
Plant in dry shade areas.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White to blue
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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