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Plectranthus amboinicus 'Variegatus'

Country Borage

Swedish Ivy

Comments

Attractive spikes of lavender flowers massed above variegated green and white foliage that is used as a culinary herb; very drought tolerant once established; quite showy in the garden, massed as groundcover, or in containers; heat tolerant

Description

Attractive spikes of lavender flowers massed above variegated green and white foliage that is used as a culinary herb; very drought tolerant once established; quite showy in the garden, massed as groundcover, or in containers; heat tolerant

Landscape Attributes

Country Borage is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Country Borage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Country Borage will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 inches

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

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