Coleus is an excellent houseplant that will add color to those dreary winter days. In the garden, its white, bronze, gold, copper, yellow, pink, red, and purple foliage will brighten up shady areas that typically are hard to grow flowers in! Also great for containers and planters!
Botanical Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
Native: Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 11 and warmer. Frost-sensitive; typically grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 12″–36″ tall, 6″–18″ wide
Variety Information: Colorful foliage which includes chartreuse, white, bronze, gold, copper, yellow, pink, red, purple, and green
Exposure: Part shade
Attributes: Good for Containers, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date for transplanting outside; any time of year when grown as a houseplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.
Days to Emerge: 15–20 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 2–3 seeds every 6″–12″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″–12″