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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Florida Sun Rose'

Florida Sun Rose Coleus

Coleus

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Description

Florida Sun Rose Coleus' attractive serrated pointy leaves emerge green in spring, turning rose in color with showy burgundy variegation the rest of the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Florida Sun Rose Coleus is an herbaceous evergreen perennial 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.

Florida Sun Rose Coleus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Florida Sun Rose Coleus will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 inches

18 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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