Purple Swedish ivy

Plectranthus purpuratus

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Purple Swedish ivy (Plectranthus purpuratus)
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Genus:  Plectranthus
Soft, fuzzy, purple-tinged leaves make this Plectranthus a good companion plant in containers.
Care:  Provide part shade and well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Divide in spring; take cuttings any time. Or start from ripe seed at 66 to 75° F.
Problems:  Mealybugs, spider mites, leaf spots, root rot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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