Plectranthus parviflorus ‘Blue Spires’ – Spur Flower

A low compact herbaceous sub-shrub with aromatic green and white variegated foliage. Intense blue-lilac, strongly perfumed flowers extend along leafy stems in spires 30-60cm long and attract butterflies and native bees. Use as a border and mixed amongst other cottage garden plants. Beautiful in container or hanging basket. A useful plant for a sunny spot as well as difficult, very shady areas. The variegated leaves will brighten dark areas and it will flower in shade too.

Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name: Blue Spires
Plant Type : Ground cover
Width : 0.4
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped, Variegated
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Plectranthus parviflorus
Common Name : Spur Flower
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Blue
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects