Denomination: 'Sedona'
Botanical Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
Applicant/Holder: Four Star Greenhouse Inc.
1015 Indian Trails Road
Carleton, Michigan
United States of America
Breeder: Four Star Greenhouse Inc., Carleton, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-01-29
Application Number: 03-3464
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-07-28
Certificate Number: 1855
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2022-07-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Freckles'

Summary: 'Sedona' produces a larger plant than 'Freckles'. 'Sedona' has a larger leaf blade with a longer petiole length than 'Freckles'. 'Sedona' has a different leaf colour than 'Freckles'.


'Sedona' has a bushy-rounded growth habit with a medium degree of branching. The stem is light green in colour with streaks of medium to strong anthocyanin colouration. The stem has no glaucosity, is medium to thick and square in shape.

'Sedona' has ovate shaped leaves with a narrow acute apex which is blunt at the tip. The leaf base is mainly truncate in shape. The leaf margin is crenate with medium to deep incisions. The upper side of the leaf blade has medium pubescence and the lower side has medium to strong pubescence. There is no glaucosity on the upper side of the leaf blade. The leaf blade is variegated with a large amount of secondary colour giving the leaf a mottled appearance. There is a petiole present.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sedona' was discovered as a whole plant mutation of the coleus variety 'Freckles' in October 2001 at Carleton, Michigan, United States. The variety was selected by the breeders due to its unique colours, uniformity and vigorous performance. 'Sedona' was first propagated in October 2001 by vegetative tip cuttings.

Tests & Trials: 'Sedona' was tested in St. Thomas, Ontario in the winter/spring of 2003. The plants were grown in a polyhouse and included 20 plants of the candidate and reference variety. Unrooted cuttings were stuck in 5 cm cell packs on January 13, 2003 and transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 7, 2003. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements and colour determinations were made using the 2001 RHS Colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sedona' with reference variety 'Freckles'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sedona' 'Freckles'
mean 19.5 13.75
std. deviation 2.693 1.532

Plant width (cm)

  'Sedona' 'Freckles'
mean 35.8 28.47
std. deviation 3.174 3.002

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sedona' 'Freckles'
mean 7.8 7.08
std. deviation 0.527 0.688

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sedona' 'Freckles'
mean 6.47 5.75
std. deviation 0.544 0.650

Petiole length (cm)

  'Sedona' 'Freckles'
mean 2.68 1.78
std. deviation 0.766 0.452

Colour of newly opened leaf blade (RHS)

  'Sedona' 'Freckles'
upper side 59A-60A, N172A-B 12B, patches of N172D&B, as dark as 59A/184A

Colour of fully developed leaf blade (RHS)

  'Sedona' 'Freckles'
upper side - overall colour N172B-N172D, as light as 163A 8B-12B
upper side - secondary colours 185A-184B, spots of 4C-3C patches of N172D-167A or 163B-C, as dark as 184B-59A
lower side 59A, spots of 4C-3C 8C-D/165D, patches of 59A
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