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Plectranthus VELVET™ ‘Idol’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Dark leaves with purple undertones contrast nicely with tubular, 2-lipped purple-blue flowers. These plants are self-branching, naturally compact, and extended bloom time. Enjoy in the garden, large mixed containers and summer borders.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 14″ / 17″ / 17″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): September, October

SKU: PLEVELIDO Categories: ,
Common Name Plectranthus
Family Lamiaceae
species --
Plant Series Plectranthus VELVET™ Collection
Plant Type Annual
US Patent # PPAF ('TNPLEVI')
Bloom Time September, October
Flower Color [Blue](/product-category/flower-color/blue/, Purple
Foliage Color Green, Purple
Dormancy --
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
How Different? --
Landscape Value Excellent for containers, in combination plantings, as a color spot, or in the front of the border. Also a good house plant.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Annual
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 14" / 17" / 17"
Soil (Garden) Organic, humus rich, moist.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Deep South
Comments A tender perennial that is used as an annual.
Water (Greenhouse) Make sure media is well drained.
EC 0.75 – 1.25
pH 5.6 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes A day-length of 12 hours or less promotes flowering. Day and night temperatures of 60 to 80°F are fine year round.
Finish Time to 4″ 3 – 4 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Short Day
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