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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Wizard Rose'

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: Wizard Rose
Additional cultivar information: (Wizard series)

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before 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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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DMgardener On Sep 1, 2009, DMgardener from (Daniel) Mount Orab, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

This one is VERY bushy, flowers rarely, and has absolutly ZIP problems. I like it for its leaf colouring. I, however, have had no complaints about Moulds.

Negative Victorine72 On Jun 22, 2009, Victorine72 from Richmond, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Save your money and sanity by avoiding this coleus. Don't be tempted by their oh-so-chic hot pink and light green leaf pattern! Just put down the flat and walk away. All coleus have a tendency to get fungus-y, but these are ridiculously sensitive. No amount of spray or systemic fungicides will save them from their, seemingly, certain death. I bought and re-bought Wizard Rose starts this season in hopes of finding some magical elixir that would keep them alive. Nothing worked. Out of 36 plants, 4 are doing well, 10 are on their way out, and the rest have long since gone on to The Great Compost Pile in the sky.

Positive Happenstance On Jul 16, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Rose and ivory, edged green.


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

Lake Forest, California
Lakewood, California
Bartow, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Kirksville, Missouri
East Brunswick, New Jersey
San Antonio, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Richmond, Virginia

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