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PlantFiles: Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Carefree Mix'

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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: Carefree Mix

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated
Blue-Green
Chartreuse/Yellow
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Veined

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
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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1 positive
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No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mystic On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A pretty mix of colors. This mix has oak-shaped foliage.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Yukon, Oklahoma



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