Coleus proves that you can have great color without a single flower. Try its bold leaves in beds and containers.


Solenostemon scutellaroides
  • Type: Annual
  • Light: Part shade
  • Plant spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart
  • Plant size: 10 to 15 inches tall

Coleus has brilliant leaves that brighten shady garden areas, especially when combined with ferns, impatiens, hostas, and other shade-loving plants. Easy to grow. Whether planted singly or used in groups for a mass of color, this is a great plant that will give you color throughout the warm season. It is especially appreciated in wet seasons when too much rain is really hard on flowers, but the leaves of Coleus just get better.

Plant after danger of frost is past. Pinch off the flowers when they appear to keep plants bushy. Keep soil evenly moist.

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Coleus is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coleus is my 'Best bang for the buck' plant. Apart from the beauty of its leaves, if its allowed to form a flower, when the bloom is dry , I strip the seeds and put them in the freezer until next year. In the SE NC region where I am, they are also somewhat self-propagating. Stems cut from the plant root easily too.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These are a wonderful addition of color and a very hardy plant..if you never grown them give it a try.
Date published: 2015-01-29
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