Plectranthus ecklonii is a fairly hardy, erect, shrubby Plectranthus with attractive, large, quilted leaves. Spikes of pink, white or mauve flowers are borne in autumn and make beautiful delicate cut flowers.
Plant in well-composted soil in shady areas. Prune back to 30cm at the end of winter and dress with a thick layer of compost or organic mulch.
It attracts insects and butterflies to the garden and therefore also attracts birds.
Used traditionally to treat headaches and hay fever.
Size 1 to 1.5m