Such a lovely patio garden plant. I have several plants in large pots and they have done very well so far. They have thrived in my garden despite the Louisiana summers. So happy I chose this.
ColorBlaze® Alligator Tears™ Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
- Hardy Zones
- 10 - 11
- Sun or Shade
- Mature Size
- 20 - 30 Inches
Crocodile green foliage with a creamy-yellow tear drop center.
Use in beds, borders and containers.
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. We have worked hard to choose coleus that bloom late in the season or not at all. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.
Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:
1. Choose only healthy plants
2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage
3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors
4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles
5. Be careful not to over water
6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed
7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
- Johnnie Venta3 years ago
What a great plant. It was drought tolerant and never had a disease. It grew evenly and will need a large pot or keep it trimmed back well. Very reliable. sun and shadeAnna Looper FlowergardengirlNorth CarolinaUnited States4 years ago
fade proof, heat tolerant slow to go to seed. No complaints. I simply prefer more colorful varietiesPatsy Bell HobsonMissouriUnited States4 years ago
|Award Year||Award||Plant Trial|
|2012||Top Performer||Ohio State University - Columbus|
|2012||Top Performer||Kansas State University|
|2012||Top Performer||Colorado State University|
|2012||Top Perfomer||University of Wisconsin|
|2012||Top Perfomer||Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial|
|2012||Top Performer||University of Tennessee|
|2012||Top Performer||University of Georgia|
|2012||Favorite Coleus Overall||Ohio State University - Columbus|
|2012||Leader of the Pack||Ohio State University - Columbus|
|2012||Top Performer||Ohio State University Extension - Springfield|