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PlantFiles: Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Mississippi Summer'

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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: Mississippi Summer

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Variegated
Burgundy
Dark/Black
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Fires_in_motion On May 4, 2014, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I'm not a coleus fan, but I had to try this one when I saw how tall and elegant it was. And it has fewer sickly-looking decorative splotches on the leaves as compared to other similar varieties of coleus. Unfortunately, it perished in the Icepocalypse of January to February 2014.

Positive MotherNature4 On Aug 6, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A very good bedding variety with many shades of red from burgundy to pink. An occasional blaze of chartreuse and pink pop up in the center. Striking.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
Beaumont, Texas
Woodway, Texas



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