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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Yalaha'

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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: Yalaha
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dancing Ruffles)

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow

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:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Thumbnail #1 of Solenostemon scutellarioides by sugarweed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive sugarweed On Sep 1, 2005, sugarweed from Jacksonville & Okeechobee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This lovely plant has the same coloring as Dipt in Wine with a permanent wave in the leaves.
It is a cultivar developed by Lake Brantley Plant Corp. in central Florida.
It is a sturdier coleus.

Regional...

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida



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