Verguenza 'Plectranthus scutellarioides' Painted Nettle seeds

$ 1.99

Product Detail: Package contains 100 seeds. Germination rate 85%. Purity 99%. Package includes instructions for planting.

General Plant Information:

Plectanthrus scutellarioides is an upright annual or short-lived perennial plant. It may be as much as 1 m (3 ft) tall, with well branched, more-or-less four-sided stems. Shorter, more trailing forms have sometimes been described as separate species, under names such as Coleus pumilus or Solenostemon pumilus, but are all now considered part of the very variable P. scutellarioides. The species is extremely variable in the colour and shape of the leaves. They are somewhat fleshy, varying in size from 1.5–10 cm (0.6–3.9 in) long by 1–6 cm (0.4–2.4 in) wide, generally ovate in shape, and borne on petioles (stalks) from 0.5–5 cm (0.2–2.0 in) long. The leaf margin is divided to a variable degree. Hairs are present on both sides of the leaf.

The inflorescence is borne on the end of a stem and, like the leaves, is very variable in size; it may be up to 4 cm (1.6 in) long, with few or many flowers. The calyx is bell-shaped, initially only 1–2 mm (0.04–0.08 in) long, but lengthening to 5–7 mm (0.2–0.3 in) when in fruit. The bluish-purple petals are joined to form a typical two-lipped labiate flower, 8–10 mm (0.3–0.4 in) long. The stamens are joined for about half their length and are covered by the upper lip of the flower. The fruit is described as a "nutlet", and is black, about 1 mm (0.04 in) long.


Growing requirements:

USDA ZONES:

9-11

SUN:

Full Sun

WATER:

Medium

FOLIAGE:

Evergreen

ADULT SIZE:

36 inches

Information for planting:

  • Days to emerge: 7-14 days
  • Seed depth: 1/8 inches
  • Seed spacing: 12 inches
  • Row: 24 inches

Information about our seeds: Most of our seeds come from traditional crops that farmers have cultivated for many years on natural managed lands. These seeds are not GMO, do not chemically or biologically treated and are processed with minimal mechanization.  Seeds are hand selected, prepared and packaged.


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Guarantee: Seeds are living products that depend on many factors such as proper planting time and technique, depth of sowing, soil, proper germination environment, fertility, disease control, insect control, and reasonable weather for direct sown seeds. If any of these factors are not right, it may cause the seed to not perform and because most, if not all, of these are out of our control, most of the success of these seeds is in the hands of the grower. If they have been cared for properly and still fail to grow, we will replace the seed, one time.