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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Ducksfoot Midnight'

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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: Ducksfoot Midnight

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive doowopdrifterno On Jun 11, 2004, doowopdrifterno from Austin, TX wrote:

This plant adds interesting color to a grouping of containers with plants of contrasting color. Will spread 6-8 inches often hanging over the side of the container. The plant is an annual in areas that experience frost.

Regional...

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

Painesville, Ohio



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