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Solenostemon canina 'Sumcol 01'
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common name: Scardy Cat plant, Pee-off Plant, Piss-off Plant
synonyms: Coleus canina
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 4°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
Annual with good foliage and small, attractive spikes of violet-blue flowers in the summer. Once established, the plant releases a smell that cats and dogs find very unpleasant. The odour is only noticeable to humans when the foliage is touched!
Grow in soil that is not too wet, in sun or part shade.
From cuttings, overwintered in a frost free place to provide plants for the following season.
Grown to repel cats, dogs and possibly other animals from the garden.
Raised in Germany