PlantsPlectranthus→Indian Coleus (Plectranthus barbatus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Plectranthus barbatus Accepted
Coleus forskohlii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 - 8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 - 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Pubescent (soft, velvety).
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Flowers at the end of summer, all through fall

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Can someone ID this plant? by RequiredShrimp May 9, 2018 2:03 PM 5
Plant id by Proyect01 Feb 28, 2018 2:48 PM 8
ID request by Patty Nov 22, 2015 11:20 AM 3
Burpee seed prices by LysmachiaMoon Jan 31, 2015 7:22 PM 40
What seeds are you ordering this year? by luvsgrtdanes Feb 22, 2015 10:07 AM 78
Rooted seed cups by chelle Oct 29, 2013 4:16 PM 11
Container plants and overwintering cuttings by chelle Aug 30, 2013 5:12 PM 11
Plectranthus barbatus-Coleus forskohlii by Onewish1 Aug 2, 2018 3:57 AM 44
What's blooming in March by wcgypsy Apr 2, 2013 6:38 PM 44
Errors in the Database by KentPfeiffer Sep 29, 2011 9:43 AM 23

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