Stoep Jacaranda, Spurflower
Plectranthus saccatus

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

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Divernon, Illinois

Millersville, Maryland

Carnation, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Overwintered in the basement under lights.

Neutral

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