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Solenostemon pumilus 'Trailing Rose'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solenostemon (sol-en-oh-STEM-on) (Info)
Species: pumilus (POO-mil-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Trailing Rose

Synonym:Coleus pumilus
Synonym:Coleus rehneltianus
Synonym:Solenostemon rehneltianus

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

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:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive deborahsongs On May 22, 2004, deborahsongs from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

Hard to kill, and easy to maintain. Excellent choice for color and texture variations(many varieties). I obtained a cutting about 6 years ago, and the plant would even come back after it got woody. I have kept it in a pot and take many cuttings from time to time. Also started seed both indoors before and outside after last frost. Since then I have cultivated the "Tilt a Whirl" "Ducks Foot" "Rainbow" "Fancy Flame"and another variety which is the most vivid color of chartroose..

Positive Happenstance On May 21, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

This is a small leafed trailing variety that requires some shade for best color.


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

Clayton, California
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington

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