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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Trailing Queen'

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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: Trailing Queen

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
N/A

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

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood 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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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ge1836 On May 23, 2010, ge1836 from Pittsford, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Thisis one trojan warrior plant.Sun or shade,cuttings do well over winter in z6.
Withstands transplant well and tolerates a few cool nights before the real warm weather comes.
I use it with a broad spectrum of deep pinks and lavanders.

Positive grrrlgeek On Sep 13, 2009, grrrlgeek from Grayslake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very vigorous, make sure other plants in the container can compete. Didn't trail for me until it got quite large.

Regional...

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

Pittsford, New York



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