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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Enchantress'

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: Enchantress

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Marilynbeth On Jan 5, 2010, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

A Pam Baggett of Singing Springs Nursery (closed) introduction.

Positive SlImCoGnItO On Aug 20, 2008, SlImCoGnItO from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of the best coleus I have. It's very strong and takes to full sun very well. I've never seen it's coloring fade.


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

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ladys Island, South Carolina
Garland, Texas

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