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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Fishnet Stockings'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solenostemon (sol-en-oh-STEM-on) (Info)
Species: scutellarioides (skew-tell-ar-ee-OH-ih-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Fishnet Stockings

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus blumei

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21 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dlf3142 On Jun 10, 2013, dlf3142 from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I use this Coleus in a pot with purple & lime sweet potato vines and they make a lovely display of annuals. The Fishnet Stocking is striking and does very well here in central MN.

Neutral RobertWM On Nov 2, 2010, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Very striking color but did not make a lot of progress in terms of growth. Maybe it's just a variety that doesn't get very big but I was hoping for a little more action from it. Doubt if I'll buy it again.

Neutral Joan On Feb 10, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

2006 - Gardeners Choice -National Arboretum


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California (2 reports)
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Canton, Connecticut
Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Houston, Texas

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