(Coleus scutellarioides ‘Rainbow Mix’)
Rainbow Coleus Mix is a shade-loving, tender, warm-weathered perennial flower native to southeast Asia but grows in many homes and gardens throughout the United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 12” and features a range of dazzling white, cream, pink, red, yellow, green, and purple-colored leaves! This plant can be grown in containers, has attractive foliage that is a great addition to cut flowers, attracts bees and hummingbirds, and can be grown in a container!
Native to: Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China Southeast, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Australia
Introduced into: Bangladesh, Belize, Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Marquesas, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Society Is., Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.
Grown as: Annual, Tender Perennial
Bloom: Spring through Fall
Light: Partial shade to full shade
Water: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.6 - 7.5
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. After the inconspicuous flowers fade, the tiny seeds will develop in the dried flower head. Shake the ripening plant over a container to remove the mature seed. Keep the seed in a cool, dry place.
Sow Depth: On soil surface.
Produces: a range of dazzling white, cream, pink, red, yellow, green, and purple colored leaves!
USDA Grow Zone: 4-10