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Coleus, shade-loving with solid leaf coloring


Solenostemon hybrids

Coleus, shade-loving with solid leaf coloring

Solid color shade-loving coleus grows well even in the darkest corners of your yard if you give it water, a little fertilizer, and wait to plant it outdoors until after the weather is consistently warm. Leaf color is often more intense in light shade than in deep shade, but avoid planting in full sun because leaves are susceptible to scorch in bright light conditions.

Light:
Shade
Zones:
2-11
Plant Type:
Annual,Indoor Plant
Plant Height:
1-4 feet tall
Plant Width:
1-3 feet wide
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

(Solenostemon 'Krakatoa') has mahogany-purple leaves. The toothed margins are sometimes tipped in olive green, especially in dense shade. It is a large coleus, growing 3 feet tall.
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(Solenostemon 'Lava Flow') is deep purple with fiery-red and black overtones. If grown as an indoor plant, it may develop a black medallion in the center of its leaves during winter.
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(Solenostemon 'LifeLime') lights up the shade with its scalloped chartreuse foliage. Grow it in full to part shade to prevent sunburn. It grows 3 feet tall.
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