Coleus neochilus

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Common names: smelly coleus (English). 
Botanical name: Coleus neochilus

Coleus neochilus, known as smelly coleus, is a hardy, aromatic perennial herb that forms an attractive, low-growing groundcover. Its succulent, light grey-green leaves and stems help it thrive in hot, dry areas. Small blue flowers bloom spring through autumn. It grows well in sun or light shade and tolerates poor soil. Easy to propagate from cuttings, it spreads to form a tidy clump. Used in landscaping slopes and dry areas. Believed to repel snakes. A popular, tough garden plant, including a variegated variety. Grows well in containers. Needs little water once established.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, phyto-remediation, pot plant

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Family: Lamiaceae
Type: ground cover, succulent
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