'Sedona' coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Sedona'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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'Sedona' coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Sedona')
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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.

Overview

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
Type
Tropicals

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