February 18, 2016

Coleus, Sun-Loving with Blended Leaf

Blended-color, sun-tolerant coleus makes a bright splash in sunny or shady sites. Their stippled or mottled leaves often take on different hues depending on the amount of sunlight that the plant receives. These easy-care plants thrive in moist, well-drained soil and warm growing conditions.

genus name
  • Plectranthus scutellarioides
  • Part Sun,
  • Shade,
  • Sun
plant type
  • 1 to 3 feet,
  • 3 to 8 feet
  • 1-3 feet wide
  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9,
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Garden Plans For Coleus, sun-loving with blended leaf

More varieties for Coleus, sun-loving with blended leaf

Camilla coleus

(Solenostemon 'Camilla') is an heirloom with stippled pink leaves that range from pale pink in shade to deeper rose in the sun. It grows 2 feet tall.

Florida Sun Jade coleus

(Solenostemon 'Florida Sun Jade') grows in sun or shade with burgundy leaves that blend to a rosy-pink or greenish-yellow center. Leaves are large, but plants remain compact, growing 18 inches tall.

Glennis coleus

(Solenostemon 'Glennis') has multicolored foliage with dark burgundy leaf edges fading to bronze, chartreuse, or yellow centers. It grows 3 feet tall.

Henna coleus

(Solenostemon 'Balcenna') delights with its serrated leaves in shades of lime green and copper red with burgundy undersides. It grows 2 feet tall and wide.

Indian Summer coleus

(Solenostemon 'Balcinsu') features big toothed leaves in earthy shades of green, red, and brown. The colors become most intense with bright light. It grows 2 feet tall.

Lemon Sunsation coleus

(Solenostemon 'UF06-21-30') has frilly lemon yellow leaves splotched with chartreuse and edged with a thin band of maroon. It is also sold as Lemon Twist. It grows 3 feet tall.

Mint Mocha coleus

(Solenostemon 'Balcimoa') has deeply lobed, duckfoot-shape green leaves spattered with shades of yellow and red. It grows best in part shade and reaches 28 inches tall and 2 feet wide.

Moonglow coleus

(Solenostemon 'Moonglow') has golden-lime foliage washed with pink and magenta tones. It grows 3 feet tall.

Peachy Keen coleus

(Solenostemon 'Peachy Keen') has light green foliage with creamy bands along pink veins. Splotches of magenta also adorn the leaves. It grows 20 inches tall.

Roaring Fire coleus

(Solenostemon 'Roaring Fire') sports leaves with a blend of green, red, gold, pink, and bronze on the tip and maroon underneath, causing them to glow in sunlight. It grows 3 feet tall.

Royal Glissade coleus

(Solenostemon 'UF03-8-10') bears bright green, scalloped new growth that ages to rich raspberry and bronze. It has good sun tolerance and grows 3 feet tall.

Solar Shadow coleus

(Solenostemon 'Solar Shadow') has deep purple-maroon leaf edges blending to a mottled yellow-and-green center. It grows 2 feet tall.

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