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‘Sedona’ coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Sedona'

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'Sedona' coleus has leaves blessed with shades of pink and orange, giving the plant a bronzy appearance.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsMay be overwintered indoors where not hardy. Coleus have been popular since Victorian times or earlier.

CareProvide humus-rich, moist but well drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter. Grow in a sheltered location in full sun or partial shade. Water freely in dry weather. Pinch out young shoots to promote bushiness. Flowers, if any, may be removed to retain compactness.

PropagationSow seed on the soil's surface at 72-75°F in early spring. Root softwood cuttings from late spring to autumn.

ProblemsMealybugs, scale insects, and whiteflies may be a problem under glass.

  • Genus : Solenostemon
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 11
  • Uses : Containers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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