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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Glennis'

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: Glennis

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Glennis has green and rose variegation, and has won the following awards:

2006 Best of the Best - University of Georgia
2005 Top Performer - Turtle Bay
2005 Notable Performer - University of Tennessee
2005 Best Coleus - Colorado State University
2005 Leader of the Pack Late Season - North Carolina State
2005 Leader of the Pack Summer - North Carolina State

Positive lmelling On Apr 12, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Wonderful medium sized and upright coleus cultivar with a varied leaf in shades of pink, and plum with a light green with splotches of pale green center. This is a Color Farm cultivar AKA 'Watercolor'.

I grew this cultivar successfully in a pot during 2004 in a semi-shaded spot on my front porch. Cuttings taken in fall of that year overwintered successfully and really took off growing indoors about March 2005. Immature leaves are not as colorful and this coleus does best in shade vs a brighter spot where it will not be quite as colorful.


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

Calistoga, California
Clayton, California
San Jose, California
Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Decatur, Illinois
Divernon, Illinois
Hutchinson, Kansas
Hebron, Kentucky
Ithaca, New York
Beaumont, Texas
Gilmer, Texas
Provo, Utah

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