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Plectranthus argentatus - Silver Spur Flower

Plectranthus argentatus blooms are nice but really are not the main attraction. The large velvety gray succulent leaves make the show for me. Silver Spurflower gets to 3 feet tall by 6' across. It really prefers some shade and can even take dark shade. Not too much water is required. I use Plectranthus argentatus under oaks because of its water thrifty ways. Plectranthus argentatus brings a great light to dark spaces. Frost will damage the Silver Spurflower foliage at around 25° F but it has come back from sub 20° F here, sprouting back from the roots. It looked like nothing would happen for a long time before finally showing signs of growth in April.

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Plectranthus argentatus, Silver Spur Flower