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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Dipt in Wine'

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: Dipt in Wine
Additional cultivar information: (ColorBlaze™ series)

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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:

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Florida9 On Jun 17, 2009, Florida9 from Palm Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is the most sun tolerant coleus I have. It doesn't even wilt in the afternoon here on 90+ degree days in full sun! Easy to propogate cuttings, and absolutely beautiful. Who could ask for more! (Well, me. I found large plants at WalMart for $2.88)

Positive Joan On Feb 8, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Dipt in Wine is aptly named with the dark red leaves that almost glow.

2005 - Top Performer - Norfolk Botanical Garden
2005 - Top Performer - University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
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Positive sugarweed On Jul 27, 2006, sugarweed from Jacksonville & Okeechobee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Found locally for a mere $6. this has been a real show-off in my garden this year.
It's very hardy and roots very easily in fresh potting soil.


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

San Jose, California
Bartow, Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)
Ocala, Florida
Palm Harbor, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pearl River, Louisiana
Ellicott City, Maryland
Omaha, Nebraska
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Columbia, South Carolina
Ladys Island, South Carolina
Paris, Texas
Port Lavaca, Texas
Newport News, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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