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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Amora'

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: Amora

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

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

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
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral sugarweed On Apr 21, 2008, sugarweed from Jacksonville & Okeechobee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant will set seed.
However to keep the foliage bright remove flowers as soon as possible.
The seeds do not come true to the parent plant and can yield muddy results.

Neutral Joan On Feb 2, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

2005 - Top Pick -Dallas Arboretum
2004 - Annuals of Note -Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Positive Happy_1 On Oct 9, 2005, Happy_1 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Growing nicely in partial shade.

Positive MotherNature4 On Jun 13, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This cultivar is sturdy and easy to propagate. Purchased mine at a Wal-Mart garden center, properly labeled. Central Florida.


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

Clayton, California
San Jose, California
Denver, Colorado
Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Cincinnati, Ohio
Ladson, South Carolina

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