Coleus Seeds - Rainbow Mix
- 500 Seeds
- 60-70 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Height: 18-30 inches
- Features a vibrant mixture of reds, yellows, greens, purples, and oranges
- Grown for its stunning and colorful foliage
- Perfect for both shaded and partially sunlit areas
- Can be grown indoors as houseplants or outdoors as annuals
- Prefers well-drained soil with moderate moisture
Originating from Southeast Asia and the East Indies, Coleus has been captivating gardeners for centuries with its kaleidoscope of colors. Traditionally used for both its ornamental and medicinal properties, the Rainbow Mix of Coleus offers a delightful array of colors, enhancing its appeal and making it a must-have for varied landscapes. Over the years, as hybridization techniques advanced, the diversity in leaf patterns and colors expanded, leading to the creation of stunning mixes like the Rainbow Mix.
Coleus, primarily grown for its ornamental foliage, adds a burst of color to gardens, patios, and indoor spaces. The Rainbow Mix, in particular, can create a visually striking contrast when paired with other plants, due to its diverse color palette. Given its versatility, Coleus can be planted in containers, hanging baskets, or directly in flower beds. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, in some cultures, Coleus has been traditionally used for medicinal purposes, although it's primarily grown for ornamental reasons in modern times.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Starting Coleus from seed is a straightforward process. For an early start, seeds can be sown indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost. Plant the seeds shallowly in a well-draining potting mix, ensuring they get ample light. Once seedlings have developed, they can be transplanted outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. For direct sowing outdoors, wait until the soil has warmed. Coleus prefers a location with good light; however, intense direct sunlight can fade leaf colors, so dappled sunlight or partial shade is ideal. Ensure the soil remains moist but avoid waterlogging. Regular pruning can encourage bushier growth and prevent the plant from becoming leggy.
With the Rainbow Mix of Coleus Seeds, your garden or indoor space is set to be transformed into a vibrant tapestry of colors. This variety promises not just growth but a spectacle of hues, ensuring that your space remains lively and visually appealing throughout its growing season.