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Plectranthus argentea 'Silver Shield' /Silver Shield Plectranthus

Plectranthus argentea 'Silver Shield'   / Plectranthus argentea 'Silver Shield'
Silvery-gray foliage
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Silvery-gray foliage

Summer foliage

Close-up image of thick, fuzzy foliage

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Scientific Name: Plectranthus argentea 'Silver Shield'
Common Name: Silver Shield Plectranthus
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Poor
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories:
Comments: This annual, looking somewhat like dusty miller in color, has big 4-inch leaves of gray-green covered with a silvery sheen resembling frost. It is very tolerant of heat and humidity which makes it an asset to the summer garden. Unlike many other annuals this one needs no pinching.