Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma' / Pink Spur Flower / Seeds

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Plectranthus ecklonii 'Erma' / Pink Spur Flower / Seeds

A tall pink Plectranthus with large evergreen leaves and tall spikes of pink flowers in late summer to autumn.  These are fast growing soft-wooded shrubs, reaching a height and width of 1-1.5m.  These are good plants for warmer Mediterranean style gardens, and a very good option for semi shade.  They also make good house plants that can be grown outdoors in the summer and brought indoors in winter in areas with harder frosts.


Pink Spur flowers grow best in part shade and in humus-rich well drained soil.  Protect from hard frosts.  Plants grow best with hard pruning after flowering.

 

Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow in spring and summer.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Half hardy evergreen shrub
Flowers Late summer / autumn
Height 100 - 150cm
Spread 100 - 150cm
Conditions  Part shade and humus-rich well drained soil
Sow Sow in spring and summer, and into autumn in a heated greenhouse.  Sow the seeds on the surface of a tray of well drained seed compost. Press the seeds into the compost. Do not cover the seeds and do not exclude light, which helps germination.  Keep the tray at 15-22C and germination takes 3-6 weeks.  
Grow Plants grow quickly and early sowings may flower in the first year.  Cut back the plants hard after flowering to maintain a compact shade.  Protect plants from hard frosts they become hardier after the first year as they become woodier.  Tip cuttings and semi-ripe cuttings can betaken in spring and summer.