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Scardy Cat!    Dog's Gone!    Bunnies Gone!

A variety of Coleus in the Plectranthus family (Coleus canina Sumcol 01 (Patent #13843)) with compact vigorous dark green foliage, lavender flowers on a spike with a pungent odor that deters dogs, cats and rabbits.  For the last three years, it has been proven in Europe as an effective and safe method of keeping dogs, cats and rabbits away from vegetable gardens, flower beds, landscape areas, sandboxes and children's play areas.  It will not harm children or pets and is environmentally safe.  Plant three feet apart around areas to be protected. 

Scardy Cat!, Dog's Gone! & Bunnies Gone! exudes an odor that is non-offensive to humans, but with their well developed sense of smell, repels dogs, cats, rabbits and other varmints looking for a place to do their unsavory business.  An earth friendly alternative to chemical deterrents, Scardy Cat!, Dog's Gone!, & Bunnies Gone! has been approved by naturalist organizations.  In addition to millions of satisfied residential customers, the plant has been very successful when used in city parks and landscapes.

Cultural Information

Growing on to finish Recommended Container size:   3.5 - 4.5 inch pots, 1 plant per pot
Media:   Plant in a disease free medium with good aeration
             A pH of 5.8 to 6.2 is optimum throughout the crop
             An EC of < 1.0 is preferred
Transplanting Unrooted cuttings and plugs should be planted on arrival.
Temperature Days 70o - 80o F (21o - 26o  C)
Nights 62o - 65o F (16o - 18o C)
Coleus canina is a warm season crop, temperatures below this range will slow growth and extend crop time.
Light Coleus canina will grow best with 2000 to 4000 foot candles.
Fertilizer Begin fertilizing soon after transplanting 200 ppm N.
Use a balanced fertilizer 20-10-20 applied at every irrigation.
Coleus canina's preference for warm production temperatures and rapid growth requires strict attention to fertilization.
Pinching Plants that are potted in 3.5 - 4.5 inch and not pinched will finish in 5 weeks, however plants that are pinched will finish in 6 weeks and produce a bushier plant.  A second pinch is not necessary.
Growth Regulators One or two applications after the first pinch.

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Scardy Cat!, Dog's Gone! & Bunnies Gone! are quick and easy to grow as annuals.  They can reach heights of 12" to 18" unless pinched, has thick fleshy leaves and delightful spiked lavender flowers.  It is also drought tolerant and easy to maintain.  Scardy Cat!, Dog's Gone! & Bunnies Gone! should be planted in partial to full sun, about 30" to 36" apart, around vegetable gardens, flower gardens, landscape area, and play areas.

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