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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Pineapple'

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: Pineapple

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

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

Grown for foliage

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

Patent Information:

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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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Pineapple has won the following awards:

2006 Bronze Medal - University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
2005 Top Performer - Ohio State University
2005 Trial Manager's Favorite - Ohio State University
2005 Top Performer - Ohio State University

Neutral barbur On Jun 4, 2005, barbur from Port Lavaca, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant was called a sun coleus and does grow well in the sun but the color of the yellow is not a pure yellow, I don't like it and it does not mix well with other yellows. When it gets some shade it is a chartreuse that is much more pleasing.


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

Clayton, California
Bartow, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Southold, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Port Lavaca, Texas

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