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Swynnerton's spur flower

Plectranthus swynnertonii

Cress spur flower (Eng.), Debengeni spoorsalie (Afr.)

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Plectranthus swynnertonii or Swynnerton's spur flower is a herbaceous perennial that grows up to 0.6 m tall. The stems are square, like all Plectranthus species, and have a band of purple hairs at the base of their nodes. It is a soft green shrub that can fill shade areas in your garden. with pretty flowers in Autumn.

Planning

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

Propagation

Cuttings
Make cuttings from 10-20cm long and keep in a glass of water or moist soil until well-rooted.
Seed
Sow seeds in Spring and keep moist. Germination time is about 3 weeks.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Africa
Natural climate
Temperate interior

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White to Pale Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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