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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.

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

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Common Name

Plectranthus

Family

Lamiaceae

Genus

species

hybrid

Plant Series

Plant Type

US Patent #

PPAF ('TNPLEVI')

EU Grant #

PBRAF ('TNPLEVI')

Bloom Time

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Flower Color

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Foliage Color

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Dormancy

Exposure

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Growth Habit

Growth Rate

Hardiness Zone

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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

Persistence

Annual

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

14" / 17" / 17"

Soil (Garden)

Organic, humus rich, moist.

Water (Garden)

Average

Special Uses

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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