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Solenostemon 'Olympic Torch'

Coleus

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Solenostemons are grown for their colourful foliage, and is frequently grown as house plants, or as annual bedding outside. The foliage is often variegated or with distinct markings, in striking colours. The flowers are insignificant and are typical of those in the mint family. Solenostemon 'Olympic Torch' produces red leaves with green margins.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Solenostemon

Cultivar: Olympic Torch

Plant type: Tender perennial

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 40cm


Reader reviews

marther1

I have a lovely coleus, but it has a large mauve flower at the top,
do I cut it off or let it grown on ??


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