Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Coleus
Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus 'Violet Tricolor'
Coleus 'Violet Tricolor'
 
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
Endless number vegetative varieties to choose from that are suitable for full sun. Seed types available for shade include 'Kong' series, 'Wizard' series, 'Carefree' series. 
 
Mature Height
8 Inches - 2 Feet
 
Size
Small
Medium
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Tender Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
 
 
Bloom Season
-
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems
 
Additional Notes
Keep flower spikes removed to maintain short, compact good looking plants.

 

 
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