Coleus: Rainbow Mix (Solenostemon scutellarioides)
$1.00 - $5.60
A tropical native, this plant is especially well known on the islands of Indonesia and in Sri Lanka. Renowned Dutch botanist Karl Ludwig Blume is considered the first to describe this plant, which he discovered while exploring Indonesia. Upon its introduction to Europe, it became wildly popular in Victorian gardens. One especially fashionable technique called “carpet gardening,” creating a colorful design meant to be seen from above, created a perfect setting for the coleus plant.