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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Garnet Robe'

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: Garnet Robe
Additional cultivar information: (aka Trailing Garnet Robe)

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hymenocallis On May 16, 2012, hymenocallis from Auburn, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This coleus surprised me, it radiated out from the center and produced six little coleus's (not rooted) in like a candilabra type growth. It is supposed to be a sun coleus but it does better here (Central Alabama) in mostly shade. Overall a beautiful small coleus.


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

Jacksonville, Florida
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Beaumont, Texas

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