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Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles' (Coleus 'Crimson Ruffles')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles'

Other names

Coleus 'Crimson Ruffles'

Genus

Solenostemon Solenostemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Crimson Ruffles' _ 'Crimson Ruffles' is a clump-forming, woody, evergreen perennial with dark crimson foliage with purple veins and a fine green margin.


Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Pale-blue in All seasons

Foliage

Green, Veined, Red, Purple in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs , Scale insects Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs , Scale insects

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles' (Coleus 'Crimson Ruffles') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant indoors in well-drained humus-rich soil. Grows best in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area. Does not tolerate water logging. Water moderately when in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at alternate waterings.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles'

Other names

Coleus 'Crimson Ruffles'

Genus

Solenostemon Solenostemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Crimson Ruffles' _ 'Crimson Ruffles' is a clump-forming, woody, evergreen perennial with dark crimson foliage with purple veins and a fine green margin.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Pale-blue in All seasons

Foliage

Green, Veined, Red, Purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs , Scale insects

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles' (Coleus 'Crimson Ruffles') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant indoors in well-drained humus-rich soil. Grows best in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area. Does not tolerate water logging. Water moderately when in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at alternate waterings.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles' (Coleus 'Crimson Ruffles')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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