Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides Rainbow Mix) - Remarkable foliage color, and easily grown form Coleus seeds, this annual mix is a reliable summer performer that gardeners depend on for their shady borders. The Coleus Rainbow Mix is extremely popular, and it includes a complete color range, from green-yellow, bronze and red. Coleus flower seeds also can be grown for an excellent house plant which will add color to those dreary winter days. Find a sunny window sill, and Coleus plants will perform nicely indoors. Originating in Africa and Indonesia, exotic looking Coleus plants perform well as shade garden plants, in pots and containers, and in hanging baskets. Coleus plants need a partially shady setting. They prefer moist, rich soil, but good drainage is important. Coleus plants will produce flowers that are not particularly noteworthy. Most gardeners remove the flowers as they form to keep the foliage healthy and growing. If you allow the flowers to grow, hummingbirds and butterflies will visit as they are rich in nectar.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 4 - 10
- Height: 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring through fall
- Foliage Color: Mix
- Environment: Partial shade to full shade