Coleus ‘Pineapple Splash’
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 11-29-21.
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 11-29-21 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 Coleus ‘Pineapple Splash’™ home from Pleasant Acres Nursery in Leland, Mississippi in the spring of 2012 while I was living at the mansion.
Coleus ‘Pineapple Splash’™ is a trademark name of Proven Winners. According to the Proven Winner’s website, Coleus ‘Pineapple Splash’™ is an upright growing Coleus that will reach 24-36” tall.
They perform their best in part shade to full sun, as long as they have plenty of water.
They perform well in beds as well as containers but need more thorough watering in pots.
When flowers appear they should be removed to keep the plants looking their best. Flowering causes Coleus to degrade as it takes a lot of their energy.
Remember, if you want to save your Coleus over winter, it is best to take cuttings late in the summer. Take cuttings before it gets too cold and plants start to decline from decreasing day length and cooler night temperatures.
I really enjoyed my Coleus ‘Pineapple Splash’ and give them a five gold star rating for color, growth, heat tolerance, etc. I highly recommend you give them a try.
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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PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
GARDENING KNOW HOW