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Fishnet Stockings Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Shade to Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
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Fishnet Stockings Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Part Shade to Shade 24 - 36

Features

Striking green and burgundy variegation; heat tolerant

Award Winner
Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Birds
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Foliage Shade: 
Multicolored
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Shade to Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in combinations, hanging baskets, beds and borders

Maintenance Notes: 

Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. 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

  • This plant can fill a container in no time. Consider it both your filler and your thriller. Give it plenty of room because it will take what it needs. I have one in a large planter with an angel wing begonia on each side. This works well because the begonias spread out beneath the coleus spilling over the sides of the pot. I did pick off a few of the bottom leaves to give the begonia more room.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Paula Neale
    Kansas City
    Missouri
    United States
    4 years ago
  • In my patio pots at home, they're watered daily and fertilized once to twice a month. They thrive, foliage is AWESOME and summer blooms are extra bonuses! LOVE THEM and so do my guests!!!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dawn
    New Jersey
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Planted alone in a pot for foliage accent, it was interesting and full bodied all summer - lasted well in to fall looking good too!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Amy Hendricks
    Ohio
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Ohio
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Very nice with Margarita, Blackie and Black Heart and purple fountain grass.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Coleen Toone
    Utah
    United States
    6 years ago
  • huge and beautiful...
    does'nt lose its color in full sun

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Sharon Kitzman
    Wisconsin
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    K. Meyer
    Missouri
    United States
    6 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2007 Top Performer Kansas State University
2007 Top Performer Kansas State University
2007 Top Performer Kansas State University
2007 Top Performer Kansas State University
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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