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Religious Radish Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 42 Inches
Proven Selections
Religious Radish Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 24 - 42

Features

Deep tones of red-pink and burgundy; large leaves demonstrate its vigor

Award Winner
Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
24 - 42 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 18 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 24 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Shade: 
Red
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in beds, borders and containers

Maintenance Notes: 

Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.

Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:

1. Choose only healthy plants

2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage

3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors

4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles

5. Be careful not to over water

6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed

7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring

  • planted in pots on front porch. sunlight through noon, fertilized once per week. Grew to the size of bushes.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lynn Wade
    Wisconsin
    United States
    6 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2012 Hall of Fame Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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