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Gold-Edged Plectranthus
Plectranthus forsteri 'Aureus Variegatus'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plectranthus (plek-TRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: forsteri (FOR-ster-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureus Variegatus

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Soquel, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Davenport, Iowa

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Gilmer, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 6, 2005, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is an upright Plectranthus that can get to be 2 ft tall by 4 ft wide. It has irregular variegation on fleshy velvety-pubescent leaves. It is a strilking plant!

Positive

On Nov 13, 2003, chudley from Atlanta, GA wrote:

Very heat and drought tolerant, even in containers and hot window boxes.