Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder'
Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder'
Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder'

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Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder'

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(Lush Lavender Spur Flower) Plumes of lavender blue flowers rise from the lush, richly colored foliage of Plectranthus ciliatus ‘Zulu Wonder’ on velvety, reddish-purple spikes. The coarsely toothed, mid-green leaves are reddish-purple on their undersides.

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Common name This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion. Zulu Wonder Spurflower
USDA Zones The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average. 9 - 11
Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height. 18"/36"/48"
Exposure This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Full sun to partial shade
Soil type This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage. Any well drained
Water needs Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface. Average
Pot size This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in. All will be well rooted & branched and ready to grow when planted. Our STANDARD pot is 3 1/2 inches across and 4 inches deep and have a volume of 1.0 pints or 473 ml. Standard
Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant. Yes
Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions. 1 to 2 feet
Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions. 3 to 4 feet
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This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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(Lush Lavender Spur Flower) Plumes of lavender blue flowers rise from the lush, richly colored foliage of Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder' on velvety, reddish-purple spikes. The coarsely toothed, mid-green leaves are reddish-purple on their undersides. Zulu Wonder is perennial in USDA hardiness zones where winters are mild; in colder winter zones, it's a lavish annual.

Zulu Wonder is a trailing Plectranthus that loves partial shade or locations with morning sun and afternoon shade. It tolerates heat and low-water conditions. You can grow it in hanging baskets or planters, as groundcover, or as a houseplant. Plectranthus are fine companion plants for many Salvias due to also being members of the mint family. Like Salvia, it requires soil that drains well.

This extravagant yet easy-to-cultivate plant is likely a cross with Plectranthus zuluensis, a mostly upright plant that shares similar flower color with Zulu Wonder. However, similar to P. ciliatus, Zulu Wonder is procumbent to decumbent. The branches of procumbent plants creep along the ground without rooting; decumbent means that the tips of their branches arch upward.

Plectranthus are commonly called spur flowers due to the tubular extension at the base of flowers in some species. An example is Plectranthus fruticosus, the first type identified in the genus. French botanist Charles Louis L'Heritier de Brutelle (1746-1800) relied on P. fruticosus when naming the genus in 1788. Actually, few Plectranthus have spurs.  P. ciliatus, P. zuluensis, and Zulu Wonder have none. Yet Zulu Wonder is commonly called Lush Lavender Spur Flower.