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Rainbow Mixed Coleus Seeds

Solenostemon scutellarioides

5.00 (1 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, pressing into the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This plant can also be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost of spring.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant prefers consistently moist yet well draining soil, and does not do well in either soggy or dry soil. To focus the growth on the ornamental leaves and encourage bushiness, pinch off the growing tips of the stems. This plant makes an excellent choice for borders and containers, as well as making a good house plant.

Harvesting: For fresh bouquets, strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the inconspicuous flowers fade, the tiny seeds will develop in the dried flower head. Shake the ripening plant over a container to remove the mature seed. Keep the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 100,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 12 Inches

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Rainbow Mixed Coleus Seeds 5.0

Review By Kathy Hannah Torres

Coleus plant

One of the most beautiful plants I've ever seen. Saw it in the store and fell in love!

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XL Mylar Packet (~1000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $7.20 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $14.00 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $40.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $160.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $600.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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A tropical native, this plant is especially well known on the islands of Indonesia and in Sri Lanka. Renowned Dutch botanist Karl Ludwig Blume is considered the first to describe this plant, which he discovered while exploring Indonesia. Upon its introduction to Europe, it became wildly popular in Victorian gardens. One especially fashionable technique called “carpet gardening,” creating a colorful design meant to be seen from above, created a perfect setting for the coleus plant.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, pressing into the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This plant can also be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost of spring.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant prefers consistently moist yet well draining soil, and does not do well in either soggy or dry soil. To focus the growth on the ornamental leaves and encourage bushiness, pinch off the growing tips of the stems. This plant makes an excellent choice for borders and containers, as well as making a good house plant.

Harvesting: For fresh bouquets, strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the inconspicuous flowers fade, the tiny seeds will develop in the dried flower head. Shake the ripening plant over a container to remove the mature seed. Keep the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 100,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 12 Inches

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Rainbow Mixed Coleus Seeds 5.0

Review By Kathy Hannah Torres

Coleus plant

One of the most beautiful plants I've ever seen. Saw it in the store and fell in love!

Add your review of this product