Coleus II / Solenostemon

coleuspineapplesplash (291x300)Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘PINEAPPLE SPLASH’ – A Proven Winners selection with thinner, bright gold leaves and reddish-orange highlights along the edges and veins. This variety can be grown in part shade as well as full sun, provided there is even soil moisture. ‘PINEAPPLE SPLASH’ can also be overwintered as a houseplant. Grows 24-36″ high by 18-26″ wide. Zone 10.

coleusrufflesbordeaux (300x298)Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘RUFFLES Bordeaux’ – The deeply lobed burgundy-red leaves of ‘RUFFLES Bordeaux’ Coleus are further highlighted by whimsical lime green highlights that roller coaster around the foliage edge. It prefers a shade to part shade exposure and is a great container feature. Performs better when flowers are pinched out. Grows 12-18″ high by 18″ wide. Z10.

coleuskeystonekopper (300x299)Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘KEYSTONE KOPPER’ – This member of the Colorblaze Series is also a Proven Winners selection. ‘KEYSTONE KOPPER’ is a sun-tolerant Coleus with scalloped foliage that emerges purple-tinted and matures to a metallic coppery-orange, retaining a fine purple edge. New for 2013. Grows 24-36″ high by 18-24″ wide. Hardy to zone 10.

coleusglennis (299x300)Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Glennis’ (syn. ‘Watercolor’) – This Proven Winners selection is primarily a foliage plant, with scalloped-edged multicolor leaves of lime green with bright yellow highlights and burgundy-red veining. It is a sun-tolerant Coleus that rarely comes into bloom. ‘Glennis’ is much regarded for its unique foliar tones. Grows 18-24″ high by 18″ wide. Zone 10.

coleuspineapplebeauty300Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Pineapple Beauty’ – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner has serrated golden-yellow to yellowish-green leaves with irregular dark maroon highlights. It tolerates part to full sun (with even soil moisture) and makes a beautiful container specimen. Another common name for Coleus is Painted Nettle. Grows 15-20″ high by 12-15″. Hardy to zone 9.

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