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Coleus: Solenostemon 'Kiwi Fern'

Botanical name: Solenostemon 'Kiwi Fern'

Common name: coleus

also known as (Coleus x hybridus 'Kiwi Fern', painted nettle)

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Coleus, 'Kiwi Fern'
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Coleus: Solenostemon 'Kiwi Fern'
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Germantown, Tn

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 10a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
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description for "Coleus: Solenostemon 'Kiwi Fern'"

Narrow, deeply lobed leaves of inky purple are edged with narrow bands of yellow, chartreuse, and creamy white in this new variety. A favorite! Coleus is perfect for providing color and a tropical touch to the garden. Great in containers, too. Provide part to full shade and consistent moisture. Since the foliage is the selling point, it is best to snip off the flowers as they form, forcing the plant to produce more attractive leafy growth. A perennial in its native tropical habitat, it is treated as a summer annual in American gardens. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Solenostemon sp. is native to southeast Asia.

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