Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Religious Radish'

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: Religious Radish
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:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

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

Rogers, Arkansas

Bartow, Florida

Drakesville, Iowa

New York City, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio

Painesville, Ohio

Richmond, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Butte Des Morts, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 10, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards:
2005 - Top Performer -Norfolk Botanical Garden
2004 - Top Picks -Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Positive

On Jul 19, 2006, Joelle from Norfolk, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fabulous color, very interesting shadings, especially in light shade. So many color combination possibilities, it goes with practically everything! But only in the shade, it doesn't play well with others in full sun.

Positive

On Jan 11, 2005, sugarweed from Okeechobee, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a really spectacular plant. Got afternoon sun and sagged during the summer, but went bonkers in the fall.