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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Plectranthus zuluensis

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

17/07/19 - so here’s a much nicer picture, not riddled with virus! bought this at my local garden club Plant sale last year as a salvia, described as having pale blue flowers... but it didn’t quite look like a salvia, then for a while I thought it was a coleus as the foliage was lime green and reminded me of one of the rodeo drive varieties, but then it flowered this week and it’s neither of those and is actually a Plectranthus! And a very pretty one at that, the stems and leaf veins have gone a

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richard.spicer.7906

lovely purple colour, the leaves have stayed lime green and it has these gorgeous purple lavender flower spikes now 💜😍😍 #plectranthus #plectranthus-zuluensis

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midnightgardener

I love this Richard. I love blues in a garden! You're in a gardening club? Gosh I wish we had one here I'd definitely go. You can always learn something from others and swap or buy plants? Is that what happens @richard.spicer.7906 😊😊💙💙

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cyndi

Ohh wow that is very very lovely

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s great Christine, I love it. quite lucky i have a local garden club. I belong to @mhsstalbans . My friend @gerryparsnips is also a member and we’ve been trying to convince some of our other colleagues to join in on the GT fun too. We have plant sales, talks, coach trips throughout the year. And in August Gerry and I will be competing in our new annual plant growing competition 😄 - all members were given a free pelargonium to grow and it will be judged at our summer party @midnightgardener

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pelly

That's beautiful, I really like it. Is it hardy Rich? 💙💙

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Keely

Oh that's so pretty and a nice surprise too 💙💙💙

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rachelbrooks

Love that 💚💙

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midnightgardener

@richard.spicer.7906 It sounds very good. You're very lucky to have it 😊😊

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clipperty

Oh ma Geee I need this in my life! I’ll do cuttings of Nico and Mona, if you do Zulu x x x

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richard.spicer.7906

Already sorted @clipperty - I kinda knew it would be your sort of plant. I’d took a few cuttings last year worried I’d lose it over winter, but it survived (in the polytunnel though) and all the cuttings took 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Rach! Beautiful isn’t it? 💙💚 I’ve got one ready for you too 😊👍🏼 @rachelbrooks

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Mystery Salvia that I bought at garden club, just described as having pale blue flowers. However it hasn’t flowered yet, and the foliage has gone an amazing lime green colour and stems/veins have gone purple. I’m secretly hoping it might be ‘Black and Blue’ (which is far from pale blue) but anyone any thoughts what Salvias might have these dark stems/light foliage?

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jaynehynesburton

The leaves look like my black and blue

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pelly

Could it be Argentine Skies, it has pale blue flowers? 🤔🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! Turns out it is not a Salvia at all, it’s Plectranthus zuluensis! Been baffling me for months 🤭🙈

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