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PlantFiles: Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Lemon Sunsation'

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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: Lemon Sunsation
Additional cultivar information: (aka Lemon Sensation)

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 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:
Medium Blue
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Chartreuse/Yellow
Mottled

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
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive cleanspring On Sep 11, 2008, cleanspring from Denison, TX wrote:

I've had some disapointments with the garden this year but the lemon sunsation was a big success. I planted a short row of them under a small arch supporting pink morning glories and a purple black sweet potato vine sprawled at its feet. It's over 2 feet tall and with this luminous yellow green and the fine red line surrounding its delicate origami cutout, its a pretty-pretty plant.

Regional...

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

San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Denison, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia



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