Coleus Freaky Leaves CollectionSolenostemon scutellarioidesPainted Nettle

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

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Colourful, weatherproof foliage mix

Similar growth habits for creating balanced displays

Thrive in sun or shade

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Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

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Description

Coleus are back on trend! Thanks to modern breeding and new introductions, these tender perennials are being rediscovered by gardeners. Coleus boast boldly coloured foliage with a velvety appearance that makes a sensational display in patio pots, beds and borders. These quick growing, well branched plants have been selected for their similar growth habits and weather resistant foliage. They’re versatile too, thriving in sun or shade! Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Coleus Freaky Leaves Collection comprises:

  • Coleus ‘Board Street’(Main Street Series) - Alluring, dark foliage with a delicate border of lime green.
  • Coleus ‘Presidio’ (Stained Glassworks Series) - Upright variety with golden foliage s[plashed with wine red.
  • Coleus ‘Velvet’ (Stained Glassworks Series) - Heat tolerant with a strong growth habit and vibrant foliage.
  • Coleus ‘Spacecake’ (Stained Glassworks Series) - Dark veining on the foliage gives an unusual crinkled appearance.
  • Coleus ‘Alligator Alley’ (Main Street Series) - Exquisite foliage colour and a strong upright habit.

Show Codes

20 coleus jumbo plug plants (KB8529)

10 coleus jumbo plug plants (KB8528)

5 coleus jumbo plug plants (KB8527)

How to Grow
Pot up Coleus plug plants and grow them on in warm frost-free conditions for transplanting later on. Pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage branching and form a bushier plant. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise painted nettle plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before transplanting them outdoors into beds, borders and containers. Plant Coleus plants in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in a sunny or semi-shaded position. Solenostemon can also be grown as houseplants, situated on a warm, bright window sill or in a conservatory or heated greenhouse.
More Info
Feed and water Coleus plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Remove any developing flower spikes as they will weaken the plant and cause poor quality foliage. Coleus houseplants should be given full light and a warm position in the winter months. Reduce watering and keep the compost just moist to prevent rotting and fungal diseases developing. Pinch back Solenostemon plants in the spring as growth resumes.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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