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Plectranthus saccatus

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plectranthus (plek-TRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: saccatus (sak-KAY-tus) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive sallyg On Oct 30, 2013, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

I got this as cuttings to keep over winter. Once it got growing in spring it grew in a pot with branching, spreading stems to about fifteen inches long by September. Flowers began in September, lasted through end of October. It's unspectacular in midsummer, but fills a niche for very late blooms here, outlasting goldenrod, and in bloom longer than mums.

Positive jmorth On Oct 24, 2007, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Overwintered in the basement under lights.

Neutral macybee On Sep 28, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

From eastern South Africa; this species is a soft-stemmed 4' tall shrub. The stems are tinged purple and its leaves are up to 3" long, semi-succulent with just a few large teeth. Its flowers are pale blue, in clusters of 1 to 3 on 4" spikes.
Zones 10-11

Regional...

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

Divernon, Illinois
Millersville, Maryland
Carnation, Washington



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