Coleus Seeds

Colorful Coleus for Indoors and Out

Coleus is such a delight! It’s so easy to start from seed that children can – and should do it, because the sight of those tiny leaves already colored and patterned in the exotic forms that Coleus takes is simply wonderful! It’s also an easy plant to grow from cuttings – just root a stem in wet sand or even a glass of water! And, for the truly determined, Coleus is actually a perennial that can be kept going for several years with a little judicious pruning.

Coleus (Solestemon scutellarioides, formerly Coleus blumei) burst on the Western gardening scene in the 1850’s, and within 30 years had become the most popular houseplant in both England and America. In the 1990s it underwent a huge revival, with new colors and forms joining the rediscovered favorites of 100+ years ago.

We are delighted to offer both Coleus seeds and Coleus plants. Give this foliage plant part shade for best color, keep the soil moist and the drainage good, and it will reward you with months and months of beauty. Who needs flowers with brilliant leaves like these?!

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