Garden beds full of lavender are lovely to behold, but if you want to recreate the look with a purple flowering groundcover plant that requires less maintenance, Plectranthus neochilus is perfect for your garden!

A show of flowersâ?¦ without the work

Once planted, this hardy herbaceous succulent does not need to be fussed over. Plectranthus neochilus is a fast grower that spreads to fill a garden bed and shows off in a mass of purple flowers for most of the year.

Each plant grows up to about 50 centimetres high and 60 centimetres wide. It flowers profusely for eight months of the year, from September to April.

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Not a fuss pot

Planted in pots or garden beds, Plectranthus neochilus is one of the easiest groundcover plants as itâ??s not only water wise, it can be planted in shady or sunny areas of a garden.

And during the four months itâ??s not flowering, the aromatic and grey-green succulent leaves add a lovely tonal variation to a garden.

For a budget gardener, the good news is that this plant is easily propagated from cuttings and hardly favoured by garden pests. When it come to a low maintenance plant, you really canâ??t go wrong with Plectranthus neochilus!

Source and further reading: PlantzAfrica.com

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