|Plant Series||Plectranthus VELVET™ Collection|
|US Patent #||PPAF ('TNPLEVI')|
|EU Grant #||PBRAF ('TNPLEVI')|
|Bloom Time||September, October|
|Flower Color||Blue, Purple|
|Foliage Color||Green, Purple|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|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|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||14" / 17" / 17"|
|Soil (Garden)||Organic, humus rich, moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Comments||A tender perennial that is used as an annual.|
Plectranthus VELVET™ ‘Idol’
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.
|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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