Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Aurora'

Photo/Illustration: 
Todd Meier
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Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Aurora')
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Genus:  Solenostemon
This coleus has medium, scalloped, pale pinkish green and medium green leaves with raspberry undersides.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. Pinch back young plants to encourage bushiness. Flowering stalks may be removed to keep the focus on the foliage.
Propagation:  Coleus are easy to grow from cuttings. Wait to put plants outdoors until spring nights remain above 50°F.
Problems:  Coleus are generally unbothered by pests or diseases when grown outdoors, but watch for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites indoors.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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