Toothache Plant (Spilanthes Oleracea)
Also Known As: Eyeball plant, Peek-a-boo plant, Para Cress, Szechuan Buttons, and Electric Daisies.
Grown as: Annual: 3-8
Maturity (Blooms): Mid Summer-Early Fall
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium. Prefers moist, but well-drained soils.
Beneficial Insects?: No. Resistant to disease, insects and even our rabbit friends.
Containers: Yes. Toothache plant can be grown in containers with good drainage. Choose a pot that's about 12" across.
Sow Depth: On soil surface.
USDA Zone: 3-11
Produces: reddish-green foliage and tight, compact little pompom yellow flowers that have no a red center and no petals.
Spilanthes flowers have also been utilized as a urinary antiseptic and even as a treatment for malaria by the indigenous people of the tropics. The active ingredient in Spilanthes is called Spilanthol. Spilanthol is an antiseptic alkaloid found throughout the entire plant but with the greatest amounts located in the flowers.
(Coleus scutellarioides ‘Rainbow’)
Rainbow Coleus Mix is a shade loving, warm weathered tender perennial flower that is native to southeast Asia but is commonly found growing in many homes and gardens throughout the United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 12” and features a range of dazzling white, cream, pink, red, yellow, green, and purple colored leaves! This plant has very attractive foliage that are great addition to cut flowers, attracts bees and hummingbirds, and can be grown in a container!