Plectranthus forsteri 'Marginatus'
- Swedish Ivy
- Phonetic Spelling
- plek-TRAN-thus FOR-ster-eye mar-jin-AH-tus
An attractive herbaceous perennial with variegated fragrant leaves in the Lamiaceae family. The leaves emit a mild citrus fragrance when bruised. In cold climates it is typically grown as a container annual. It is drought tolerant once established. It also may be grown as a houseplant in bright, mostly sunny exposures.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Winter Bloom: Summer, June-July
Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious problems. Watch for mealybugs, scale and mites. Plants may be aggressive in the garden in frost-free areas.
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Ground Cover
- Leaf Color:
- Hairs Present:
- Stem Is Aromatic:
- Landscape Location:
- Landscape Theme:
- Winter Garden