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Pink Chaos 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
18" 16"
Height
6 - 18"
Spread
10 - 16"
  • Details

    Features

    An interestingly chaotic fusion of bright pink, mint-green and white

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 16 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Multicolored
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    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 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

  • 7 Reviews

    • can you root coleus from stems that have broken off.

      Karen Spruell
      Alabama
      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 have tried this plant for two years. I have planted it in two containers on each side of my back steps that face the west. I live in zone 5b. The one that is in more sun is drooping & the leaves are faded, washed out looking. The other looks fine. I think the label should be changed to pt shade/shade. I thought maybe I received a inferior plant last year and was willing to try it again. I got the same results...very disappointing.

      Bari Newcombe
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Outstanding little coleus with a big burst of color!

      Paula Crotteau
      Wisconsin
      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.
    • outstanding color

      chris rogers
      Virginia
      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.
    • Gorgeous!

      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.
    • Was disappointed with the performance. Did not grow well for me. Ended up transferring out but am willing to try again in the future.

      Heidi Klukken
      North Dakota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Beautiful!!! Did well in containers and in the ground.

      Jacqueline Gildea
      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.
  • 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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