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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Sedona'

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: Sedona
Additional cultivar information: (PP14790, ColorBlaze™ series)
Hybridized by Smith/Heulitt/Metzger/Avery; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

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

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:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dicentra63 On Sep 28, 2013, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I cleverly snapped it off a the base while planting impatiens around it, so I put it in a vase of water and it rooted out.

Then I planted it in a small pot for a bit, and when it seemed to have taken to the soil, I planted it out again.

It's doing splendidly.

Positive PinetopPlanter On Aug 22, 2009, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Sedona' is an amazing coleus I would never be without. It is a true orange, unearthly in tone, forming a shrubby plant by mid-August in Northeastern PA, with intense, glowing color. Passers by exclaim in amazement at the color. It is not so robust as 'Alabama Sunset,' yet stonger and fuller growing than 'Saturn,' even without pinching. Like most coleus, especially the colorful, newer varieties, intensity of color depends on the amount of sunlight. Mine get sun to the point of wilting, but they quickly recover, and seem to produce the brightest color this way.

A truly beautiful plant.

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

Named after the Sedona Mountains, this gorgeous rusty orange cultivar has won the following awards:

2005 - Top Performer -Oklahoma State University
2005 - Top Performer -Ohio State University
2005 - Top Performer -Ohio State University
2004 - Top Picks -Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 - Trial Coordinator Top Pick -Ohio State University

Positive Happenstance On May 26, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

'Sedona' originated as a sport of 'Freckles,' medium sized, can take more sun than some of the older cultivars.


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

Clayton, California
San Jose, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Danville, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Litchfield, Maine
Omaha, Nebraska
Marlton, New Jersey
New York City, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Yukon, Oklahoma
Meshoppen, Pennsylvania
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Allen, Texas
Garland, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

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