Coleus ‘Electric Lime’
Coleus scutellarioides (L.) Benth. is the correct and accepted scientific of this species of Coleus. It was named and described as such by George Bentham in Plantae Asiaticae Rariores in 1830. It was first named and described as Ocimum scutellarioides by Carl von Linnaeus in the second volume of the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753.
Plants of the World Online by Kew listed 62 synonyms of Coleus scutellarioides when this page was last updated on 11-28-21.
To read the research document published on Phytokeys, “Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): a tale of more than two genera” by Alan J. Patton and others”, click HERE. I think this is the document presented to make the name changes.
The two most common synonyms that plants are still sold under are Plectranthus scutellarioides and Solenostemon scutellarioides.
Now a synonym, Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br. was described as such by Robert Brown in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae in 1810.
Now a synonym, Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd was described by Leslie Edward Wastell Codd in Bothalia in 1975.
The genus, Coleus Lour., was named and described as such by João de Loureiro in Flora Cochinchinensis in 1790.
As of 11-28-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 299 species in the Coleus genus. It is a member of the plant family Lamiaceae with 233 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.
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I brought my first Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ in 2011 when I lived in the mansion in Leland,Mississippi. I always buy one of these if I can find them because they are a great Coleus! They make any shady area brighter and seem to just glow. They are great planted next to plants with darker leaves for a contrasting color.
I think I overwintered the above pot of Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ as cuttings of the one in the first photo.
Hardiness: Down to 32°F.
Plant Habit: Upright.
Size: 14-28” tall x 16-24” wide.
Light: Sun or shade.
Uses: Beds, borders, containers.
When I moved back to Missouri in February 2013 I had to give up most of my plants. I was glad to find a Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ in 2014. I was sure I had one besides 2014 but I don’t have photos of any since then.
Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ always does very well and I highly recommend it to anyone. If it flowers, like this one, it is best to pinch them off. The plants do much better.
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You can read my Coleus scutellarioides page by clicking HERE for more information and a list of all the Coleus I have grown.
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