Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'


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Several years ago I saw a plant at Oxfords Botanic Gardens that I just had to have - Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'. Despite searching high and low it proved impossible to find for sale here in the UK.
Back in May I went to our village plant sale and I saw a plant that I instantly recognised! So finally for just a couple of quid I had my Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender', small but mine...............
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It grew rapidly however................
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Finally, it came into bloom and it was every bit as terrific as I remembered....................
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I've taken a few cuttings so hopefully I'll have a few in bloom next autumn.
 
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Cor, do you wanna be my friend @longk :shy: The only plectranthus I've been aware of up until now is the very common variegated one.... used mostly when I used to grow and sell [email protected] of hanging baskets.
Had never thought of investigating other varieties. I will now ;)
 
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Cor, do you wanna be my friend @longk :shy: The only plectranthus I've been aware of up until now is the very common variegated one.... used mostly when I used to grow and sell [email protected] of hanging baskets.
Had never thought of investigating other varieties. I will now ;)
I used to grow Plectranthus argentatus at my last house...................
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It's borderline hardy in the right spot.
 
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Always had too much other horti stuff to see to, as well as other chores , to even consider growing plants that succumb to the icy weather conditions..... sadly.
 
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That bloom is gorgeous, I'm glad you were able to track it down! :)
 
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