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Directory of Annuals

Coleus
Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus 'Violet Tricolor'
Coleus 'Violet Tricolor'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
8 Inches - 2 Feet
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
 
Bloom Season
-
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Small
Medium
 

Features

A large group of plants providing color all season through its foliage. Plants available favor both full sun and shade conditions. Excellent bedding plants and in containers.

Culture

Easily grown in high organic matter soils that retain moisture but are well drained. Soils should be high to average fertility.

Cultivars

Shade Types

  • ‘Wizard’ Series
  • ‘Kong’ Series
  • ‘Carefree’ Series
  • ‘Chocolate Mint’
  • ‘Trailing Rose’
  • ‘Japanese Giant’
  • ‘Duckfoot’ Series
  • ‘Red Ruffles’

Sun Types

  • ‘Alabama Sunset’
  • ‘Wasabi’
  • ‘Vino’
  • ‘Redhead’
  • ‘Honey Crisp’
  • ‘Henna’
  • ‘Solar’ Series
  • ‘Mint Mocha’    

Notes

Keep flower spikes removed to maintain short, compact good looking plants.

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