Plectranthus Variegata (Swedish Ivy)

Plectranthus  plek-TRAN-thus (Swedish Ivy)

Proven Winners Plectranthus Swedish Ivy:

This versatile, vigorous spiller for sun and part shade container recipes features highly fragrant, variegated lime-green foliage with bright cream, scalloped edges. It does have purple flowers, but you are growing it for the patterned foliage. Pair it with other high vigor plants such as Supertunia® and Superbena® in hanging baskets or upright recipes.

Full to Part Sun

Height: 6-18″/Spread: 18-28″

Late Spring to Frost

Size Available: 4.25


Plectranthus  plek-TRAN-thus (Swedish Ivy)
Plectranthus is a large genus of about 85 species of plants native to the tropical areas of the southern hemisphere. Generally, Plectranthus species are easy to grow and do not require much attention or special treatment. They do best in locations that provide partial shade, although some species can grow in full sun.  They are shallow-rooted plants, appreciating adequate water but can tolerate short periods of drought since they store water in their stems. They are easily propagated and only require pruning for cosmetic reasons.