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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Sedona' ('Sedona' coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Sedona' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Sedona' sol-en-oh-STEM-on skoot-el-lar-ee-OY-deez Common Name: 'Sedona' coleus Genus: Solenostemon
'Sedona' coleus has leaves blessed with shades of pink and orange, giving the plant a bronzy appearance.
Noteworthy characteristics: May be overwintered indoors where not hardy. Coleus have been popular since Victorian times or earlier.
Care: Provide 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.
Propagation: Sow seed on the soil's surface at 72-75°F in early spring. Root softwood cuttings from late spring to autumn.
Problems: Mealybugs, scale insects, and whiteflies may be a problem under glass.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Tropicals

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