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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Florida Sun Rose'

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: Florida Sun Rose

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
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

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive koa On Aug 19, 2011, koa from Haiku, HI wrote:

I must say that if I had not seen this plant in person at a nursery I never would have purchased it. Coleus change colors under different conditions; and often photos of coleus posted on the internet fail to replicate the true colors of the leaves, but the pictures I've seen of this variety in particular fail to do it justice. It has the most interesting combination of pink on the mature leaves and orange on the new growth (among many others, of course) that defies description and apparently photography as well. This combination might sound odd, but several people stopped to comment on how pretty it was as I carried the plant to the register. I recommend trying this variety.


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

Clayton, California
San Jose, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Thonotosassa, Florida
Denville, New Jersey
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Beaumont, Texas
Kilgore, Texas
Princeton, Texas
Norfolk, Virginia

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