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PlantFiles: Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Red Ruffles'

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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: Red Ruffles

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

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

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Veined
Good Fall Color

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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On May 25, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The leaves of this lovely coleus are almost black with wine red veins. The scalloped margins are edged with a fine, light green border. It is strikingly beautiful.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Lugoff, South Carolina
Beaumont, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas



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