Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Ruby Ruffles' /Ruby Ruffles Coleus or Painted Nettle

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Ruby Ruffles'  / Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Ruby Ruffles'
Ground cover planting of this popular coleus
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Ground cover planting of this popular coleus

Low, spreading mass of green and ruby red foliage

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Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Ruby Ruffles'
Common Name: Ruby Ruffles Coleus or Painted Nettle
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This coleus which has become quite popular in recent years produces chartreuse green foliage with ruby-red centers. The low, spreading annual produces low branches that root when they touch the ground. Propagation is quite easy. Just make cutting and place the cut ends in sand, soil or even water to root. Blue and white flowers are produced on plants in late summer, but flowers should be pinched off to encourage more branching and new growth. Do not plant coleuses until the soil becomes warm in late spring or early summer.