• Plectranthus argentatus
  • Plectranthus argentatus
  • Plectranthus argentatus
  • Plectranthus argentatus
    Plectranthus argentatus
    Plectranthus argentatus

Plectranthus argentatus

Silver Spurflower, Spurflower
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Soft silvery foliage
  • Upright racemes of pinkish-maroon buds with white flowers
  • Tender, bring indoors for winter
  • Semi-shade
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Description

Plectranthus argentatus, Silver Spurflower, is one of the most arresting-looking of all the Plectranthus with stunning silver foliage covered in soft velvety hairs. It has a semi-erect or sprawling, multi-branched habit and grows vigourously throughout the growing season creating an impressive expanse of silvery-green heavily-textured foliage. In late summer it produces many upright terminal racemes of pinkish-purple buds that open from the bottom to small white spur-like flowers. The inflorescence gives a colourful counterpoint to the leaves but this is a Plectranthus that one grows predominantly for the stunning foliage

Plectranthus argentatus is tender in the UK and while it creates a wonderful and very visual summer bedding plant it does need to be brought inside before the first frosts. It can be overwintered in an unheated but frost-free glasshouse under f;eece but this is something of a waste of all that gorgeous foliage and it is best to overwinter it as a houseplant where it will thrive until the following season when it can be cut back and planted out again. Its eventually sprawling habit makes it an ideal plant in a high position from where it will hang down gracefully like a waterfall of silvery foliage.

Additional Information

Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Sub-Family Nepetoideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Australia: NSW, Queensland
Cultivation Shade to semishade. Fertile, humus-rich but well-drained soil. Water well throughout the growing season and keep dryish during winter
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Tender in the UK. Will winter in a frost-free glasshouse under fleece or bring/keep indoors

Plectranthus argentatus

Silver Spurflower, Spurflower
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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