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Pink Chaos Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Shade to Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 18 Inches
Proven Selections
Pink Chaos Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Part Shade to Shade 6 - 18

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

Duration: 
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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Karen Spruell
    Graysille
    Alabama
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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.

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Paula Crotteau
    Wisconsin
    United States
    7 years ago
  • outstanding color

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    chris rogers
    Virginia
    United States
    7 years ago
  • Gorgeous!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marilyn B. Grua
    Kentucky
    United States
    7 years ago
  • Was disappointed with the performance. Did not grow well for me. Ended up transferring out but am willing to try again in the future.

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jacqueline Gildea
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    7 years ago
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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