Plectranthus lanuginosus
(Syn. Coleus lanuginosa)

Rare, EASY and exciting! Electric blue blooms in Winter smother this fast and easy groundcover from the highlands of Ethiopia. Grown best in sun to part sun (around the Bay), the showy, deep, electric blue blooms are 4” - 6” tall and are held above the dense, compact, soft and fuzzy foliage from October through February. Plectranthus lanuginosa is certainly drought tolerant, though will look better in the Summer with some water. It does best in rich, well-drained soil and will grow from 10” to 18” tall (depending on watering), will spread to 3’ square and is excellent for smothering out the weeds. Fab in a hanging basket, too! Cut back after bloom is finished for a fresh, new look. Hardy to 25 degrees F.


Sun/Brt. Shade

Avg./Low Water

USDA zones 9-11