Spur Flower (Plectranthus Mona Lavender)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Mona Lavender
Cultivar name: 'Plepalila'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 14 inches - 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Purple on reverse side.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PBR10,700; PP13,858
Parentage: Plectranthus saccatus 800/77 x Plectranthus hilliardiae 146/77

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-06-14underside
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Location: Mentor on the LakeDate: 2018-08-28Essence of lavender
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-09-03Magnified: these flowers are actually very small, but their form
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-08-28
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Location: Epcot, Orlando, FLDate: 2014-11-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-14
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Location: Lindon, UtahDate: 2011-10-20At a nursery
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Location: Under my shade house roofDate: 2012-09-25My Mona Lavender
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-05
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2016-03-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-10-18
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Location: Mentor on the LakeDate: 2018-08-28Grows in hanging basket
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Location: Lindon, UtahDate: 2011-10-20At a nursery
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-10-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-29
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2016-03-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-29moved to basement from outside
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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 6, 2011 1:53 AM

A breeze to overwinter under lights. Excellent in containers. Easy to propagate,

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Posted by plantladylin (Southeast Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 2, 2011 11:10 PM

Native to South Africa, Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' is a fast growing ornamental with dark green leaves that have a purple reverse, and lavender flowers with dark purple markings. The plant does well in dappled shade and should be pinched back to attain a compact shape.

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Posted by homerduck (Middleburg, Florida - Zone 9a) on Sep 27, 2012 1:02 PM

I have had this plant for several years. It dies back in the winter (zone 9a) and comes back strong in the spring. It blooms constantly in the summer and fall. Emerald green leaves and beautiful flowers.

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Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Oct 3, 2013 6:05 AM

Spur Flower (Plectranthus Mona Lavender) is day length sensitive. Longer days produce more plant growth during its bloom-free period. This is the best time to propagate this plant. Toss cuttings in any warm and consistently damp spot and roots will form in a matter of days.

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