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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Strawberry Drop'

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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: Strawberry Drop
Additional cultivar information: (aka Trailing Strawberry)

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Veined

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:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

With the dark veining and the striking red and yellow center on the foliage, it's easy to see why this trailing coleus has won the following awards:

2005 - Top 10 Annuals -University of Minnesota-Grand Rapids
2005 - Top Performer -Oklahoma State University
2005 - Top Performer -Ohio State University
2005 - Top Performer -Ohio State University
2004 - Annuals of Note -Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 - Best of 2004 -Ohio State University

Regional...

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

Sunrise, Florida
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Beaumont, Texas
Newport News, Virginia



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