Name: Plectranthus barbatus White Rhino
Type of Plant: An annual valued for foliage color in sun or shade. This plant grows between 3 and 4 feet tall in one summer. It will be shorter in smaller containers and taller in the ground or larger pots.
Why I Love This Plant: I’ve never met a Plectranthus I didn’t like, so I was immediately attracted to this one when I saw it on the Avant Gardens website. I ordered several and planted them in a variety of containers this summer. As with most of these plants, they were adaptable and grew with ease in sun or part shade. They are known to be not so appealing to both deer and rabbits. And they are great in gardens or containers with other plants.
A Word to the Wise: Plectranthus are really easy to root from cuttings. You can take cuttings in the fall and root them for next season, or do so in the early summer in order to have more plants for assorted containers and gardens. Have fun!