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Products > Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder'
 
Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder' - Blue Spur Flower
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (P. ciliatus x P. zuluensis?)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder' - A low growing sub-shrub groundcover to 12 to 18 inches tall by 2 to 3 feet wide with lush green heavily textured foliage that has attractive reddish-purple undersides. In mid-summer and fall appear the lavender-purple flowers, often in abundance, held on a 8 inch tall reddish branching inflorescence. Plant in part sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally. Can tolerate light frosts and is noted as heat tolerant. This is a very nice plant for use as a groundcover, a border planting or a potted specimen or in a hanging basket. Best if pinched back occasionally when in active growth and after flowering to encourage tighter branching structure and rebloom. This plant is possibly a hybrid of Plectranthus ciliatus and Plectranthus zuluensis as it has the foliage and form of the former and the flower color of the later. Our thanks to Santa Barbara landscape designer Pat Brodie for sharing this wonderful plant with us.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder'.