Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Alabama Sunset') in the Coleus Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Coleus scutellarioides Accepted
Solenostemon scutellarioides Synonym
Plectranthus scutellarioides Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip

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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-10-31
By pinkiris
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-08-10Fades quite a bit in full sun
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Location: American Fork, UT
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Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:34 AM
By Onewish1
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-30-07
By jmorth
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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2019-04-25
By NJBob
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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: September 2011Alabama Sunset with only late afternoon sun
By kqcrna
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 7-5-15Coleus Alabama Sunset
By Njiris
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-15
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2014-09-29
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Location: all photos from my  gardensDate: 2018-07-13note: included gallon milk jug for size comparision
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-27
By jmorth
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Location: Belmont garden, copper planting box.Date: 2014-05-13
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Location: Belmont garden, copper planting box.Date: 2014-0513
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Location: Belmont garden, copper box.Date: 2014-0823Alabama Sunset at top. Glennis is below it.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-11
By jmorth
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 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-29
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Comments:
Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Sep 18, 2011 5:33 PM

Faded badly last year in a lot of sun. Color was much nicer this year with more shade than sun.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Nov 9, 2011 11:31 PM

I need to start remembering to plant 'Alabama Sunset,' starting with next year, where it gets mostly shade, so I will get the deeper and richer look of the leaves.

I don't really like the faded look of the leaves that get mostly sun.

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