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Plectranthus ecklonii Mona Lavender, Mona Lavender, Plectranthus hybrid

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Plectranthus ecklonii Mona Lavender
Family: Lamiaceae
Mona Lavender, Plectranthus hybrid
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

An evergreen perennial with numerous stems growing to a rounded plant 3 feet tall and wide. The leaves are deep green with purplish veins, slightly curled at the edges with short coarse teeth and growing to 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. More than 6-inch-long spikes of lavender blossoms. A colorful new plant for container gardens to display at entrances, on patios and as a balcony or porch display. Also use as a bedding plant for annual or perennial gardens to provide colorful fall foliage and flowers. Encourage a compact growth habit by periodically trimming the tips of new shoots. Keep plants inbounds by pruning shoots hanging over walkways and affecting nearby plantings. Remove old flower heads as the blooms decline.

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