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Solenostemon is the genus of these tropical plants grown as an annual for their brilliantly colored leaves. Many varieties exist in the trade today varying in leaf size, colors, and patterns. Some varieties are more tolerant of sun than others. Colors vary in shades and patterns of yellow, green, salmon, orange, red, and purplish-black. Useful in borders as an accent plant or in mass plantings.

Coleus 'Assorted Varieties'

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Leaves may also be deeply lobed on some varieties.

Leaf length : 1-6"

Leaf width : 1-4"

Leaf shape : Oval (generally) with coarsely toothed margins

Leaf color : Yellow, green, salmon, orange, red, and purplish

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Blue flower spikes are attractive but spoil the plants shape.

Flower shape : Spike

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1/2 - 2 1/2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 35 to 40 F( Z10b)

Sunset zone : 1-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes