Plectranthus 'Velvet Elvis'Plectranthus 'Velvet Elvis'

Plectranthus ‘Velvet Elvis’

After a 5 year breeding project, here's a notable improvement over 'Mona Lavender' with dramatically larger flowers and better habit. Plush, velvety foliage is deep mallard-green with a vibrant purple back. Huge flower spikes are twice the size of Mona Lavender. Spikes emerge in large numbers and create an amazing floral effect that lasts for months. 'Velvet Elvis' has thick leaves that resist foliage diseases so they look great year round.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 28″ / 31″ / 32″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): September, October

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Common Name

Plectranthus

Family

Lamiaceae

Genus

species

hybrid

Plant Type

Persistence

Annual

US Patent #

PP25020

EU Grant #

EU40446

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

28" / 31" / 32"

Finish Time

Bloom Time

,

Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season

Flower Color

,

Leaf Color

,

Soil

Organic, humus rich, moist.

pH

5.6 – 6.5

Exposure

,

Special Uses

Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm

Dormancy

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Average

How Different?

Compared to 'Mona Lavender', 'Velvet Elvis' has larger, deeper lavender blue flowers on longer inflorescences, a more compact habit, and deeper green leaves.

Landscape Value

Excellent for containers, in combination plantings, as a color spot, or in the front of the border. Also a good house plant.

Finish Time to 4"

3 – 4 weeks

Comments

A tender perennial that is used as an annual.

Grower Notes

A day-length of 12 hours or less promotes flowering. Day and night temperatures of 60 to 80°F are fine year round.

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