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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Giant Exhibition Tartan'

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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: Giant Exhibition Tartan

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Mottled

Other details:
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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From seed; direct sow after 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
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral lmelling On Jan 22, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Tartan' is one of the "Giant Exhibition Series." Most often found as seed through Park Seed. Occasionally grown by annual nurseries. Leaves are 6-7" long and are a combination of green, cream, burgundy, hot pink. Plants generally grow to 15".

Positive maraud On Jan 21, 2005, maraud from Trenton, NJ wrote:

Color is: mottled foliage-green, burgundy, cream, and hot pink. Zone 7 definitely a shade annual also can be used as a houseplant.

Regional...

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

Lecanto, Florida



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