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Freckles Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

(4 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun or 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
30" 18"
Height
24 - 30"
Spread
12 - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Bronze and orange splotches on pale yellow leaves all summer

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Multicolored
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or 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 beds, borders and containers

    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

  • 4 Reviews

    • I've enjoyed Freckles 2 years in a row, and am looking forward to planting it again this Spring!

      Carol Light
      Pennsylvania
      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.
    • This plant became an incredible blaze of color in a very large container and didn't need any attention other than the usual watering and fertilizer.

      Suzanne
      Vermont
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Love this coleus, Great color, late flowering, did well all summer

      Tristan Mardall
      North Carolina
      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.
    • Love it!

      Marilyn B. Grua
      Kentucky
      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.
  • 8 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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