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Coleus forskohlii (Plectranthus barbatus = Blue Spur Flower), potted shrub, organic

$20.00$50.00

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Outdoor culture Zones 10-12. Potted culture protect from frost.

(Plectranthus barbatus, Blue Spur Flower) Perennial shrub native to India and E Africa.    Vigorous woody grower produces upright racemes of shockingly blue/purple flowers, long-lived and much loved by indigenous people as a decorative plant for fenceline, roadside, or flower garden.  Source of forskohlin, also used as toilet paper)  For those of us living in colder climates, this plant does great in pots and can be grown outdoors during the summer and brought indoors through the winter.  The plants are quite vigorous and are best potted up to gallons on receipt.  Space plants 3 feet apart.

Potted bush, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    June

    Does this come as a bare root plant? Is it potted. How big is the plant/pot?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi June, They’re potted plants in 6 inch pots and they tend to be quite large and fast-growing. r

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    • Chris Long

      Can this survive in a non heated greenhouse in zone 5b

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Chris, Thanks for contacting. No, its tropical. It grows very rapidly as long as it doesn’t freeze. r

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    Mary

    I live in Iowa growing zone 4b. Can this be grown indoors. Want to make extract of this

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Mary,
      Yes, they’ll grow indoors. They are very robust and difficult to kill.
      Richo

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    • Carolina

      Is it a Medicinal Plant?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Source of forskolin which has purported anabolic effects

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