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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Dark Star'/Dark Star Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Dark Star' / Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Dark Star'
Rich purple color, a rather popular color for coleuses
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Rich purple color, a rather popular color for coleuses

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Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Dark Star'
Common Name: Dark Star Coleus
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This coleus produces unusually dark foliage and should be placed in positions that receive some morning sunlight. Otherwise the plant will not be noticed in shade because of the dark colored foliage. Reported to be a good choice for baskets and other containers where it is combined with other plants. This is a slow growing cultivar. This cultivar is reported to grow well in full sunlight.