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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Copperhead'

Copperhead Coleus

Coleus

Comments

A low maintenance and high impact variety featuring eye-catching copper-red foliage with ruffled, lime green edges; compact and heat tolerant; perfect for adding texture and contrast to beds, borders and containers

Description

A low maintenance and high impact variety featuring eye-catching copper-red foliage with ruffled, lime green edges; compact and heat tolerant; perfect for adding texture and contrast to beds, borders and containers

Landscape Attributes

Copperhead Coleus is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. The flowers of this plant may actually detract from its ornamental features, so they can be removed as they appear. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Copperhead Coleus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Copperhead Coleus will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches

16 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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