Scientific Name: Coleus x hybridus/Solenostemon scutellarioides
Common Name: Coleus
Hardiness Degree: 34°F (1.1°C)
Plant Habit: Mounded
Characteristics: Shade Tolerant, Colorful/Attractive Foliage
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 6 – 8″ (15 – 20cm)
Height: 8″ (20cm)
Width: 10″ (25cm)
Coleus Red velvet General Information: Bright, vivid foliage is ideal for landscaping beds and using in mixed containers. Slow to flower so plants last a long time.
Coleus Red velvet Extra-dwarf, well-branched series is suited to packs and 4-in. (10-cm) programs, and delivers long shelf life. Very late flowering with vivid foliage colors, Fairway is useful in baskets, landscapes, window boxes and patio planters.
Coleus Red velvet This decorative foliage plant will add a burst of color to shady areas. Coleus is sensitive to cold. Use in beds, pots or hanging baskets.
Color: Deep ruby red center with thin white margin
Flowering Period: July through September
Growing Conditions: Best in moist, well-drained, rich soil. Poor frost tolerance. To maintain bright foliage color, remove the tiny lilac flowers as they appear. Coleus should be cut back occasionally to keep the plants maintained.
Height: Grows 10-15 inches tall.
Spacing: Plant 10 inches apart.
Light: Part sun and shade