Coleus scutellarioides Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ on 5-23-17, #332-2

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ 

Coleus scutellarioides

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SYN.

Plectranthus scutellarioides

SYN.

Solenostemon scutellarioides

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.

THERE ARE A FEW LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR FURTHER READING.

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ after I transplanted it in the north bed on 5-26-17, #334-8.

I bought my Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ from the garden center in Clinton on May 23, 2017. It was a good-sized plant already! I liked the color and the leaf shape so I had to bring it home.

The FlameThrower series is a patented trademark name of BallFloraPlant. Coleus Flame Thrower™ Spiced Curry is patented under the name UF12735.

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ on 6-11-17, #343-8.

Coleus Flame Thrower™ Spiced Curry grows to 12-12” tall and should be spaced 16-20 inches apart. They perform equally as well in sun or shade. They also perform whether they are in beds or containers.

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ on 6-18-17, #345-12.

The Coleus Flame Thrower™ series are late to flower, if at all, which means they will bush out on their own without pinching. If and when they do flower, they should be removed to keep your plant looking its best.

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ on 6-24-17, #349-25.

I really like this Coleus for its great color combination of chartreuse-gold and maroon. It makes them really stand out.

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ on 7-11-17, #356-9.

I give the Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ a five gold star rating for color, performance, heat tolerance, low maintenance, etc. It is one of many GREAT Coleus cultivars available today.

Coleus Flame Thrower™ ‘Spiced Curry’ on 7-19-17, #357-19.

NOW that is an AWESOME Coleus!

You can read my Coleus scutellarioides page by clicking HERE for more information and a list of all the Coleus I have grown.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant. If you notice I made an error, please let me know. Of course, you can always send me an email at thebelmontrooster@yahoo.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
PHYTOKEYS
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
GARDENING KNOW HOW

 

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