Swedish ivy

Plectranthus forsteri 'Green on Green'

Photo/Illustration: 
Todd Meier
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Swedish ivy (Plectranthus forsteri 'Green on Green')
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Genus:  Plectranthus

As the name implies, this plectranthus has green leaves with lime green edges. Some of the leaves are entirely lime green. It looks great mingling around the feet of perennials, shrubs, and annuals.

Care: 

Provide full sun to light shade and well-drained soil.

Problems: 

Mealybugs, spider mites, leaf spots, and root rot sometimes affect plants.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

Plectranthus forsteri 'Green on Green'