Coleus are having a resurgence of popularity with new and dramatic varieties that have been bred in recent years and although native to the warmer tropical climes of Asia, Coleus have proved to be versatile summer bedding plants in UK temperatures, especially in semi-shady areas of the garden.
Low maintenance and happy in a semi-shady spot, Coleus are grown for their intricate leaf patterns, striking foliage and depth of colour – Saturn has a ring of ruby red around the outer edges of the leaf with acid lime green centres.
Flowers are insignificant and are best snipped off, as once Coleus have flowered, they tend to die off.
Use as a statement plant in a pot or as part of a combination in mixed plantings. Coleus can be grown successfully as conservatory or houseplants.
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Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 3 Large Plug Plants
Habit: Upright and Bushy
Eventual Height: 35cm (14")
Eventual Spread: 30-40cm (12-16")
Position: Partial shade
Primary Flower Colour: Green
Secondary Flower Colour: Red
Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
Scented? Not Scented
Plant Type: Annual/tender perennial
Botanical name: Plectranthus scutellarioides