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Plectranthus – Proven Accents® Swedish Ivy

Garden Height
6 - 18
Spacing
16 - 20
Spread
18 - 30
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Bright green foliage is edged in white, creating a "frame" around each leaf. This is a great component plants in combinations planters where it will trail over the edge of the pot. It does have purple flowers, but you are growing it for the patterned foliage.

This versatile, vigorous spiller for sun and part shade container recipes features highly fragrant, variegated lime green foliage with bright cream, scalloped edges. 

It is a good plants for sun to part shade combination planters.

Features

Bright green foliage is edged in white, creating a "frame" around each leaf. This is a great component plants in combinations planters where it will trail over the edge of the pot. It does have purple flowers, but you are growing it for the patterned foliage.

This versatile, vigorous spiller for sun and part shade container recipes features highly fragrant, variegated lime green foliage with bright cream, scalloped edges. 

It is a good plants for sun to part shade combination planters.

Resists: Deer

Adapatable as House Plant

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Fragrant Foliage

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

This easy to grow plant may be pinched or trimmed as needed to maintain shape and size. Plant in part shade/part sun or full sun locations. It prefers moist soil, but should not be kept wet at all times. The plant can bre trimmed as needed. It has quite fragrant foliage and deer tend are unlikely to munch on this plant.

Uses Notes

Use in hanging baskets and patio containers. Used primarily as a component plant in combination planters. 

Swedish ivy is also known as candlestick vine, because it is so easy to grow in sun and part shade, and because deer typically pass it right on by once they detect its strong citrusy scent.  It is a great conmponent in container recipes where its bright cream and lime green, fuzzy, scalloped foliage complements every other color. Pair it with other high vigor plants such as Supertunia® and Superbena® in hanging baskets or upright recipes.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 12-14

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch once at liner planting. PGRs are not necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Watch for white flies.