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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'El Brighto'

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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: El Brighto

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Inconspicuous/none

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

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Chartreuse/Yellow
Burgundy

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem 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 PinetopPlanter On May 11, 2010, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This variety has one of the most striking, beautifully patterned and colored coleus leaf, but it is VERY difficult to root cuttings. Out of at least 10 varieties I rooted, this was the only one that wouldn't, and I tried several times. It just would not throw a root in water.

Positive Happenstance On May 21, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

This is an upright grower.

Regional...

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

Orange, California
San Diego, California
Southold, New York
Yonkers, New York
Meshoppen, Pennsylvania
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
Vieques, Puerto Rico



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