Plectranthus scutellarioides, formerly Solenostemon scutellarioides and Coleus blumei (45 days) Leaves are a resplendent kaleidoscope of colors: rose and ivory edged in green, deep velvet burgundy centered with flame, bronzed pink, scarlet…12 in all. The colors are strongest in deep shade, lighter in part shade. Germinate at 65°. Do not cover. Do not overwater; subject to damping off. Easy to grow and maintain. Just pinch off any late-season flower stalks. Grows 10–12", great in window boxes and planters. Nikos brings her favorites indoors before frost and enjoys their magic all winter long. Perennial in Zone 10, grown as an annual. ~3,500 seeds/g. ⑤
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.