Plectranthus argentatus commonly called silver spurflower is an upright-spreading, woody shrub that is actually native to Australia. Its flowers are a pretty mauvey blue but this plant is usually grown for its attractive velvety foliage. It is best grown in a well-drained situation in partial shade.
The plants are tolerant of full sun in cooler areas and can also cope with humidity and some soil dryness once established. Plants are intolerant of frost although ours cope perfectly well as some are under deciduous trees and we get down to zero here with a few winter touches of frost. In colder areas, it may perform more like an annual. If you have a large area to fill then the lovely silver foliage of this plant will lift those partially shaded areas. Prune back occasionally to keep tight and neat. The flowers are loved by bees. I like to use the velvety leaves in floral work as they look beautiful with purple and dark coloured flowers as well as enhancing bright colours.
Height 60cm-90cm x spreading
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres
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