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Apr 29, 2017 7:10 AM CST
|Hello Florida gardeners from zone 9b in Port St Lucie.
I purchased this small shrub at the local Home Depot because I was drawn to its lovely small blue flowers and dark textured leaves. It was labeled a full sun perennial but there was no name and of course no one there that knew.
I am creating another butterfly garden and purchased these as companion accents to a duranta small tree. Please see the attached pics; I would like to know what this plant is before I go ahead and put it in the ground.
Thank you all!
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Apr 29, 2017 7:47 AM CST
Looks like this to me:
Spur Flower (Plectranthus Mona Lavender)
Interesting about the label. I've always put this plant in spots where there is shade mid-day.
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Apr 29, 2017 9:55 AM CST
|Plant: Spur Flower (Plectranthus Mona Lavender)
NOTE: *the Florida 🌴 Garden Forum members quickly identified this beauty. Below is my response to those awesome member which helped.
Hello again! Yes, this seems the correct ID for this lovely shrub and I've noted the issue with our long hot summer sun so I'll plant behind/ beneath a new large Tri clump of Phoenix Robellini to offer some dappled or filtered sun.
I'm very excited and will post pictures of the completed planting area for your review. This new planting area will include a small Duranta tree, the Phoenix Robellini, some lantana, lemongrass, rosemary and full sun bromeliads. I also have some Pursalane to add a punch of bright color all summer long as a ground cover.
Of course I'll add some milkweed for the butterflies so between the birds and butterflies it will be fun to watch all the activity of nature in and around the area.
Thank you ALL for your help identifying this beauty! Hurray! Thank You!
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