Plectranthus amboinicus

Also known as:

  • Coleus aromaticus
  • Spanish Thyme
  • Cuban Oregano
  • Indian Borage
  • Mexican Mint
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Plant Type

perennial, herb

Zones

9b-11

Size

H:12"-18"
W:3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade

Features

Flowers:

pink, purple / violet

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A tender fleshy perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with an oregano-like flavor and odor.

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Spanish Broadleaf Thyme - a mounding tender perennial growing to 14 inches with stunning green broadleaf fleshy all green leaves ...used in cooking.

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An succulent herb called Cuban oregano that looks like coleus with its variegated leaves on stiff stems. In fact Coleus aromaticus is a synonym for this tender perennial, to 12-18" tall and wide, with rose colored flowers in spring, though grown primarily for the foliage. Sun to part shade with regular summer water. Frost hardy only to 20 °F, USDA zone 9, so either enjoy for the summer or use in a pot.

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