Plectranthus zuluensis

This late-flowering, shade-loving tender perennial works well in a container or as ground cover in the border through summer. More
3 x 9cm plants 511216-3 £9.95

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This late-flowering, shade-loving tender perennial works well in a container or as ground cover in the border through summer.

From September, lavender-blue spires appear on dark purple stems against soft green foliage. Plant this with a dahlia in a large pot for an unusual late flowering combination.

Genus Plectranthus
Group/Species zuluensis
Type Tender Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Common Name Swedish Ivy
Border Position Container, Front, Ground Cover, Indoor, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Bring indoors through winter, they make excellent houseplants
Flowering September - November
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Plectranthus zuluensis reviews

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Judith

Grew quickly and were large but no flowers on any of them and now frost has killed them off so not sure whether they will come back next year. Disappointing as I bought them for the flowers!!

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jean

These are disappointing. They have made substantial plants but none of them has flowered. Again, could it be the heat this summer that affected them?

I'm trying overwintering them in sheltered spot and have taken some cuttings - I live in hope!

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Christine

Nice cuttings, developed well. Now indoors to avoid the frost.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by H Broster

Still looking good in their pots

Excellent plant for shade

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Reviewed 13th May 2018 by Peter

This is an unusual plant which will actually flower from June if you overwinter it in a just frost free greenhouse or conservatory. Cuttings root easily and from anywhere along the stem of current growth. In a long enough season will reach almost a metre