The Main Plant entry for Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides)

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Common names:
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Matching plants under this entry:
Coleus scutellarioides
Plectranthus scutellarioides
Solenostemon scutellarioides

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-16
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Date: 2018-09-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-01bright and colorful
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Location: Tucson, ArizonaDate: January 2016Cuttings taken in the fall
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Date: 2012-01-04
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 8-9-11
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Date: 2016-10-15
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Date: 2018-09-25
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-06-19Coleus 003
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2013-10-14trays of seedlings on a greenhouse
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-31
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-08-24
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-8-10
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2015-12-30Pot of several coleus clippings
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Location: Tucson, ArizonaDate: January 2016Rooted Coleus cutting
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Location: Davenport, Iowa botanical garden greenhouse (VandeVeer)Date: 2008-07-04Trained as a standard (little tree).
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-10-09
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-05-22
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-05-24
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Date: 2017-09-09
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Date: 2018-09-25
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Location: In a Utah nurseryDate: 2011-10-19
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-02-14Along the road side
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-01-31Along the road side
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2008-05-31
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-11
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-09-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-13
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Location: Tucson, ArizonaDate: January 2016Rooted Coleus cuttings
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Location: Indiana  zone 5 Purdue gardenDate: 2016-09-25
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Date: 2016-10-15
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Date: 2016-10-15
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Date: 2016-10-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-10-10
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Date: 2018-09-25
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Location: In a Utah nurseryDate: 2011-10-19
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Location: In a utah NurseryDate: 2011-10-19
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-02-06
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-02-06Along the road side
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2007-07-16
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2007-07-16
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2009-06-29
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2011-07-09
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2011-07-09
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2006
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-11-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2006
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Location: South FloridaDate: Summer 2010
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Date: 2012-11-10
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Date: 2012-11-10
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Date: 2012-01-04
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Date: 2012-01-04
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Date: 2012-01-04
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Date: 2012-11-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2005-09-09
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2007-06-30Mixed Coleus plant leaves in containers
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Date: 2013-02-26
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-09-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2007
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Location: central Illinois - Washington Park Botanical GardenDate: 2014-03-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: August 2007
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-07-28
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-11
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Location: my garden Date: 2013-10-05
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) - St LouisDate: 2011-08-09
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Location: Bullard, TexasDate: 2016-10-08
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
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Location: Broken Arrow, OKDate: 2017-08-13
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2011-07-09
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Date: 2018-09-25
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Date: 2018-09-25
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Date: 2018-09-25
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2019-09-15Leaf detail, unnamed coleus seedling
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Location: In a Utah nurseryDate: 2011-10-19
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2007-07-23
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2007-07-23
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2009-08-03
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2011-07-09
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2011-07-09
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-24-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2006
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Date: 2012-09-15
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Date: 2012-01-04
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Date: 2012-11-19
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Date: 2012-11-19
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2007-06-30Containers of mixed Coleus
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Date: 2013-02-26
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Date: 2013-02-26
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Date: 2013-02-26
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2005
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Date: 2013-09-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-09-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-09-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: Oct. 2007
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Location: central IllinoisDate: Oct. 2007
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Date: 2013-02-26
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Date: 2013-02-26
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Date: 2014-03-17
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Date: 2014-06-23
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2014-10-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-30-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: August 2007
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-5-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 6-30--11w/ damselfly
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-09-01
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 8-9-11Hanging basket
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 5-18-11Basement starts.
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2015-09-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 10-13-07
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) - St LouisDate: 8-9-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
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Comments:
Posted by RuuddeBlock (The Netherlands) on Dec 14, 2017 2:31 PM

According to the 'catalogue of life' they are back in the genus Coleus....again..., they keep changing!!

Ruud

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