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Fishnet Stockings Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

(7 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
36" 0"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    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

  • 7 Reviews

    • 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.

      Paula Neale
      Missouri
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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!!!

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

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

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

      Sharon Kitzman
      Wisconsin
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • K. Meyer
      Missouri
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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