Ecklon Spurflower (Plectranthus Ecklonii)

Ecklon Spurflower (Plectranthus Ecklonii)

$8.00 inc. GST

Pot Size: Approx. 15cm(Ø) x 11cm(H)

Overall Height approximately (50cm)

POT COLOR AND SIZE MAY VARY AND CHANGE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY

Ecklon Spurflower (Plectranthus Ecklonii)

  • A soft, erect, freely branching herbaceous perennial, with slender, angled branches, large, aromatic, dark green, lustrous leaves.
  • They are masses of large, striking flower spikes, each consisting of numerous dainty, two-lipped, tubular flowers.
  • It is a most attractive and hardy garden ornamental, requiring little to no special treatment.
  • It is ideally suited for growing under the dappled shade of large trees.
  • Three cultivars are commonly grown; ‘Medley-Wood’ the most common garden cultivar with purple-blue flowers; “Tommy’, with white flowers; and ‘Erma’, with pink flowers.
  • The Ecklon SpurFlower is one of the showiest and tallest of the Plectranthus genus.
  • It was the first of its kind to be cultivated in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens shortly after its establishment in 1914.
SOIL
  • These shrubs are reasonably tolerant of a wide range of soil types and qualities, and they will grow under trees in less favorable soils where most other plants languish.
  • They perform best in well-drained fertile, humus-enriched loamy or slightly sandy soils, with a slightly acidic to neutral ph.
FERTILIZER
  • They will appreciate an application of a balanced general fertilizer straight after flowering or pruning. (which should be done at the end of winter before the new growth begins for summer).
LIGHT
  • Plant in full shade, or a partly shady area where it receives a good amount of morning or afternoon shade.
  • The plants perform best when planted amid other shade-loving plants, beneath tall trees or other large perennials that provide light dappled shade.
WATER
  • It has moderate water requirements and benefits from more water during the warm summer months.
  • The area around the shrubs can be mulched to help them maintain a cool root run and an evenly moist soil.

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