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Variegata Swedish Ivy Plectranthus coleoides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 10
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
Proven Selections
Variegata Swedish Ivy Plectranthus coleoides
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

Features

Dark green leaves accented with a bright white edge

Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
16 - 20 Inches
Spread: 
16 - 20 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets and patio containers

Maintenance Notes: 

May be pinched or trimmed as needed to maintain shape and size.

This plant cascades, fountain-like from pots and hanging baskets.

With its attractive, scalloped foliage that's green with white margins, Plectranthus coleoides 'Variegata' makes a worthy filler plant in a container or in the garden. It grows about a foot tall and half again as wide. It's a Proven Winners selection so it's widely available. NGA (National Gardening Association)

This plant cascades, fountain-like from pots and hanging baskets.

With its attractive, scalloped foliage that's green with white margins, Plectranthus coleoides 'Variegata' makes a worthy filler plant in a container or in the garden. It grows about a foot tall and half again as wide. It's a Proven Winners selection so it's widely available. NGA (National Gardening Association)

  • This is one of my favorite plants. Unfortunately every garden center I have been to in my area does not carry this plant. I had two giant pine trees growing out of my deck, which were cut down with the stumps of 3 1/2 feet left in place. I have two very large round containers sitting on the top of the stumps, and I planted this Swedish ivy in these containers. They grew so beautifully trailing down the stumps, and you couldn't even tell the stumps were there. It was absolutely stunning. I was extremely disappointed this year in not being able to find these plants.

    PLEASE, is there anyone in my area that carries this ivy.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Bonnie Furnish
    West Bloomfield
    Michigan
    United States
    2 hours ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    North Carolina
    United States
    6 years ago
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