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Twist and Twirl Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

(7 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

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" 14"
Height
24 - 30"
Spread
12 - 14"
  • Details

    Features

    Wild twists and twirls of red, yellow, green and purple splash the foliage of this sun-loving coleus

    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 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Multicolored
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    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 mixed containers, landscape 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

    Twist and Twirl is a wonderful Coleus that develops bright colors as the summer progresses. It is best in full sun, where the colors will include bright yellows, reds and maroons as well as the background of greens. In the shade or filtered sun, you will have a preponderance of greens, some yellows, and a dapple of red (obviously sun is better than shade.) I would limit the amount of fertilizer given to it, especially if it is not in a bright spot, because the nitrogen in the fertilizer blend will only make the greens richer. This coleus was developed in Florida and can really tolerate hot days and bright light.

  • 7 Reviews

    • Great plant, it got HUGE! Loved the wild pattern of colours. Planted the the ground in morning sun

      Kayla
      British Columbia
      Canada
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful plant and easy to grow. Looks great in my whisky barrels with other plants...used as a center plant for the color foliage.

      Rochelle Anderson
      Alabama
      United States
      6 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Loved this plant! The colors were beautiful, a very full plant, very low maintenance, made it through a very hot summer and lasted long into the fall and colder temps!

      Felice Hurst
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Loved this plant! Got huge and colorful. Grew it last year but can't find it this year.

      Edna Klopf
      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.
    • Used this plant to hide the electrical box on the deck. HUGE!!

      Patti Cook
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I love this coleus, even used it as a cut "flower" several times. People kept asking what it was. Gorgeous!!

      Joelle Miller
      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.
    • This was beautiful and very full...color was great (in the sun) and held up great until frost. Great fall color blend in the garden... Loved the variation within the plant!

      Jan
      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.
  • 12 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2008 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2008 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2008 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2008 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2007 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials
    2007 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials
    2007 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials
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