Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Pink Chaos'

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: Pink Chaos
Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides
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Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

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

Lodi, California

San Leandro, California

Lakeland, Florida

Arlington, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Strongsville, Ohio

Lugoff, South Carolina

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gilmer, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Springdale, Utah

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 6, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful colors!

I have it being grown in containers getting all day full sun on the patio and in the front in a container that gets morning sun, afternoon shade.

I love it!

Neutral

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

Awards:
2005 - Top Performer -Ohio State University
2005 - Notable Performer -University of Tennessee

Positive

On Jul 19, 2006, Joelle from Norfolk, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Gorgeous colors, hard to believe that this is a coleus and not an alternanthera. Definitely a keeper!