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Plant Overview

Genus: Solenostemon
Species: scutellarioides
Variety: Freckles
Common Name: Coleus


Plant Details

Growing Tips
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.

Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:

1. Choose only healthy plants

2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage

3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors

4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles

5. Be careful not to over water

6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed

7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring

Exposure
Sun or Shade

Height
24-36"

Spacing
12-18"

Hardy Temp
35┬░F

Zone(s)
10-11

Uses
Use in beds, borders and containers

Features
Bronze and orange splotches on pale yellow leaves all summer

Awards Won
2007 - Best of the Zoo
  -Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2005 - Top Performer
  -Ohio State University - Columbus
2005 - Top Performer
  -Ohio State University - Columbus
2004 - Top Picks
  -Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden