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PlantFiles: Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Copper'

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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: Copper
Additional cultivar information: (Stained Glassworks™)

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
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:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Inconspicuous/none

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

Foliage:
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:
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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral coleuslover123 On Jan 23, 2011, coleuslover123 from Mount Laurel, NJ wrote:

I love this plant, 'copper', but it is not hardy and is extremely difficult to propagate. After about 10 tries, only one survived. It is very slow growing. It's beautiful though!

Neutral dp72 On Jun 24, 2008, dp72 from Woodway, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

OK in shade, miserable in sun. Does not seem to be hardy under any conditions.

Regional...

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

Glendale, Arizona
San Leandro, California
Latonia, Kentucky
Springfield, Missouri



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