Plectranthus ecklonii (Large Spurflower Bush, Persmuishondblaar)

Indigenous

  • Description.  The large Spurflower Bush is a soft-wooded shrub with big oval soft-textured dark-green leaves and beautiful tall spikes of purple tubular two-lipped flowers. Pink and white varieties are also available. A traditional remedy prepared from the leaves is used to deal with headaches and hay fever. Mass plant this fast-growing shrub in the shade under trees to form an attractive groundcover. A single strategically placed specimen in a small townhouse garden can be the center of attraction for a couple of weeks in autumn.
  • 1.5 m x 1.5 m.
  • Full sun, partial or full shade
  • Small rounded shrub
  • Evergreen
  • Half hardy
  • Moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Wind resistant
  • Flowering time – September to February