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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Production Management Research For Horticultural Crops in the Gulf South

Location: Southern Horticultural Research

Title: Ornamental and Vegetable Production in the Gulf South

Authors
item Coker, C -
item Knight, P -
item Anderson, J -

Submitted to: HortTechnology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2010
Publication Date: July 1, 2010
Citation: Coker, C.E., Knight, P.R., Anderson, J.M. 2010. Ornamental and Vegetable Production in the Gulf South. HortTechnology. July-September. 15(3):690-693.

Interpretive Summary: Sun coleus are commonly used in the southern landscape. However, with the introduction of new cultivars, producers and consumers may be unaware of the increased selection and landscape performance of sun coleus. Sun coleus cultivars were trialed in the landscape at the South Mississippi Branch Station in Poplarville, MS in 2000 and 2001. Sun coleus cultivars were evaluated based on landscape performance criteria including flowering, durability, vigor, uniqueness, and insect and disease resistance. Cultivars performing well over both years included: ‘Ducksfoot Red’, ‘Ducksfoot Tricolor’, ‘Ducksfoot Yellow’, ‘Sunflower Red’, ‘Pineapple’, Mardi Gras’, and ‘Saturn’.

Technical Abstract: Sun coleus (Solenostenum scutellarioides) are commonly used in the southern landscape. However, with the introduction of new cultivars, producers and consumers may be unaware of the selection and landscape performance of sun coleus. Sun coleus cultivars were trialed under landscape conditions at the South Mississippi Branch Station in Poplarville, MS in 2000 and 2001. The objective of this study was to evaluate sun coleus cultivars based on landscape performance criteria including flowering, durability, vigor, uniqueness, and insect and disease resistance. Cultivars performing well over both years included ‘Ducksfoot Red’, ‘Ducksfoot Tricolor’, ‘Ducksfoot Yellow’, ‘Sunflower Red’, ‘Pineapple’, Mardi Gras’, and ‘Saturn’.

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