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Coleus Seeds - Super Rainbow Mixed

Botanical - Solenostemon

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180 Seeds
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FP-COL-01
 
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180 Seeds.

Other Names - Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle…

Coleus Super Rainbow Mixed is a tender perennial grown for it's colourful leaves and makes an excellent pot plant. It can be grown in a greenhouse, as a house plant or outdoors as a summer bedding plant and is an excellent choice for semi shade areas where many annuals would struggle. This variety produces medium sized leaves, it is very vigorous and comes in a brilliant range of colours. It's decorative, nettle like leaves provides a variety of rich colours to the garden from planting out time up until the first autumn frosts arrive.

  • Produces a rainbow of stunning colours up until the first frosts arrive.
  • Ideal for semi - shade locations where other summer plants may struggle.
  • Grow as a house plant or as a summer bedding plant.

Suitable For - Summer bedding plants, indoor pot plants, conservatories, greenhouse, containers, window boxes,

Sowing Months - February - May

Flowering Months - N/A


Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility the plants will benefit from having a good amount of organic matter such as well rotted manure or compost adding to the soil a few weeks before planting. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial, often grown as an annual Soil type Fertile, well drained soil
Type Evergreen Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun or partial shade Sowing depth Surface
Average height 25 - 45 cm Germination Temperature 22 to 24℃
Average spread 25 - 30 cm Days to germination 14 - 21 days
Hardiness Frost tender minimum 10 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow coleus seeds on the surface of moist compost in pots, trays or modules.
Lightly firm the seeds into the surface of the compost. Do not cover the seeds.
Place the container in a propagator or if preferred in a clear polythene bag and seal. Do not exclude light as this will help the germination.
Once germination has started remove from the bag or propagator and move to a warm location with good daylight exposure however protect from full sun at this point.
When the young seedling's are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on in a warm (room temperature), frost free location.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed. Before planting out harden off over 7 - 10 days to acclimatize the young plants to the outdoor temperature.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.


Growing On

Water the newly planted coleus plants frequently until established.
Pinch out the growing shoots of the young plants, this will encourage a bushy habit.
Apply a high nitrogen fertiliser every 2 - 3 weeks in the growing season.
Water well in dry weather. Remove flowers as and when they appear to maintain the foliage colour. To overwinter, coleus should be kept at room temperature and watering should be reduced.

TIP

If grown indoors as a houseplants the seeds of coleus can be sown at any time of the year.

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