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Gays Delight Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

(6 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
36" 16"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
12 - 16"
  • Details

    Features

    Lime-green with black venation and a blue-purple flower. The lime-green is a
    unique accent color that gets attention in any garden

    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
    Spread: 
    12 - 16 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    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: 

    Brilliant in mixed containers, borders or beds

    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

  • 6 Reviews

    • Superb plant. Shade.

      Rick Dorrance
      South Carolina
      United States
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This actually did get 3' wide by 2 1/2' tall in full sun and heavily amended soil in a raised garden. It did not start to flower until the very end of August, making it a tidy, maintenance-free plant. The only thing I've had to do is trim it back because it was swamping some of my perennials. I had not expected it to get so big! It is gorgeous and particularly sets off Red Salsa ecchinacea, Victoria Blue salvia, or Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry Vinca.

      Caryopteris
      North Carolina
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I used it in a container with purples and it looked wonderful. The purple veins and lime leaves really made it stand out. Lasted well into fall

      carol rennie
      Massachusetts
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Washes out halfway through the season. Not worth the price or the effort.

      Coleen Toone
      Utah
      United States
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Awesome plant for hot desert shade. I have it in a galvanized tub and it's doing great!

      Jon
      California
      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
      Minnesota
      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.
  • 10 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2011 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2011 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    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
    2005 Top Performer University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2005 Top Performer University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2005 Top Performer University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2005 Top Performer University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
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