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Solenostemon Redhead (Coleus)

Coleus Redhead, Solenostemon 'Uf0646', Plectranthus 'Uf0646'


Grown for its vibrant foliage, Solenostemon Redhead (Coleus) is a tropical evergreen tender perennial adorned with soft red leaves, delicately edged with small serrations. Incredibly showy, they keep their vibrant color in the shade. Easy to grow and low maintenance, Coleus is terrific as a bedding annual or planted in containers where it never fails to add drama. Bring indoors for winter beyond its hardiness range.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 18-48 in. tall (45-120 cm) and 24-30 in. wide (60-75 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders or containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for mealybugs and mites.
  • Pinch out tips to encourage bushiness. Cut back if bringing indoors for winter.
  • Propagate by seed in early spring (cultivars may not come true) or by softwood cuttings in summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Solenostemon - Coleus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 4' (30cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Solenostemon - Coleus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 4' (30cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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