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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Winsome' (v)
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coleus 'Winsome'

A tender perennial subshrub, often grown as an annual for its variegated foliage, that is predominantly mottled with mid-red and yellow zones

Synonyms
Coleus 'Winsome'

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Red Variegated Yellow
Summer Green Red Variegated Yellow
Autumn Green Red Variegated Yellow
Winter Green Red Variegated Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Solenostemon are bushy evergreen, woody-based perennials grown for their opposite, toothed, often colourful leaves rather than the whorls of small 2-lipped tubular flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in loam-based potting compost in bright filtered to moderate light. Pot up annually in spring. Grow on outdoors in humus-rich moist but well-drained soil. Provide a sheltered frost-free environment

Propagation

Propagate by seed in early spring (cultivars may not come true) or softwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
Pruning

Pinch out tips to encourage bushiness. Cut back if bringing indoors for winter

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs, scale insects and glasshouse whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease free

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