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10 Colorful Coleus

Coleus are adaptable plants that work well in landscapes and containers. Our ColorBlaze are also both sun and shade tolerant, which makes them an excellent choice for almost any situation.

Contributors: Kerry Meyer

 

Romeo and Juliet


NEW ColorBlaze®
Royale Cherry Brandy Solenostemon - Common Name:  Coleus

Description: There’s drama written all over this gorgeous ruby red coleus. Its purple undertones help it to pair easily with almost any other color in combination containers, where it will play a starring role of thriller or filler. It forms a bushy, upright clump that is denser than coleus with large leaves, so its overall look is more refined. You could also try massing it in landscapes as a neat backdrop for shorter flowers along a border.   

20-30” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.


 

Classic Style


NEW ColorBlaze®
Golden Dreams
Solenostemon - Common Name: Coleus

Description: Add a little WOW! power to your containers and landscape with this outstanding coleus. Its radiant gold foliage and red venation glows from a distance as it grows vigorously to form a full, bushy clump of fantastic foliage. In lower light, it will have more extensive red coloring; in more sun it will be brighter gold.

24-40” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.


 

Summer Cottage


NEW ColorBlaze®
Rediculous
Solenostemon - Common Name: Coleus

Description: They say redheads have more fun, and this exuberant red coleus is all you need to bring life to your patio pots and landscape. It grows vigorously in sun and shade to form a robust clump of garnet red foliage. This is a big plant, so give it plenty of space to strut its stuff.

24-40” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.


Jazz Band


NEW ColorBlaze®
Sedona Sunset
Solenostemon - Common Name: Coleus

Description: A top performer in trials, this refined yet robust coleus forms a full mound of rich orange foliage that keeps its color and form all season. Its disease resistance and tendency to flower late helps it to last much longer through the season than some others of this type. Try pairing it with other vigorous annuals in large containers or grow it en masse in the landscape in sun or shade.

24-40” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual


Electric Boulevard


NEW ColorBlaze®
Torchlight
Solenostemon - Common Name: coleus

Description: This flashy new coleus will brighten up container recipes and landscapes in sun and shade with its vibrantly patterned foliage. In spring, its foliage is deep burgundy with a striking magenta lightning bolt pattern down the center. As the days get longer in summer, an emerald green edge emerges. This is a robust coleus that forms an impressive clump. Great for landscapes and containers.

24-40” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.

 

 

 


Roll of Thunder


NEW ColorBlaze®
Chocoloate Drop
Solenostemon - Common Name:  Coleus

Description: Shade gardeners know that trailing coleus like this one is a real gem to find. It makes a beautiful spiller in combination containers, but also works well as a low maintenance groundcover in the landscape. Chocolate Drop forms a wide spreading mound of small heart-shaped, green and burgundy, scalloped leaves. It keeps its color all season and is easy to pair with every other color in combinations.

14-20” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.


       

Art Deco

 
NEW ColorBlaze®
Strawberry Drop
Solenostemon - Common Name: Coleus

Description: Strawberry Drop forms a wide spreading mound of small heart-shaped, tricolor green, pink and yellow, scalloped leaves that keep their color all season. Like all ColorBlaze coleus, it was bred to bloom very late or not at all, extending its garden performance into fall.  

14-20” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.


Gentlemens Choice


NEW ColorBlaze® Royale Apple Brandy
Solenostemon - Common Name: Coleus

Description: This jazzy new Coleus for sun and shade features maroon red leaves with luminescent chartreuse to yellow margins, forming a very well-branched plant that works well in landscapes and containers. Like all ColorBlaze® Coleus, it is bred to take the heat and bloom very late in the season, if at all, extending its garden performance into the fall.

20-30” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.




Fame & Fortune


NEW ColorBlaze® Royale Alligator Tears
Solenostemon - Common Name: Coleus

Description: There’s drama written all over this gorgeous ruby red coleus. Yellow and green foliage is neutral and will pair easily with almost any other color in combination containers, where it will play the role of thriller and filler. It forms a bushy, upright clump that is denser than coleus with large leaves, so its overall look is more refined. You could also try massing it in landscapes as a neat backdrop for shorter flowers along a border.   

20-30” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.




Double the Joy


NEW ColorBlaze®
Lime Time
Solenostemon - CommonName: Coleus

Description: A top performer in trials, robust coleus forms a mound of charteuse foliage that keeps its color and form all season. It performs well in both sun and shade. Its tendency to flower late helps it to last much longer through the season than some others of this type. Try pairing it with other vigorous annuals in large containers or grow massed in the landscape in sun or shade.

24-40” tall. Sun or Shade. Annual.

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