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Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Blackberry Waffle'

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: Blackberry Waffle
Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides
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Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Dark/Black

Other details:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Deland, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

North Charleston, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 22, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The burgandy-black, quilted leaves are very showy, making strong contrast with other cultivars. Too much sun brings out more red in the color, losing its uniqueness.