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About Coleus Rainbow Mixed Color

Coleus is grown for its brilliant, glowing foliage rather than flowers. This is an outstanding mixture formulated to provide the best and brightest colors of medium-sized leaf varieties. Spectacular for beds and borders. Favorites during the Victorian period, they have made a dramatic comeback.

It s easy to see why: no other plant offers such a dazzling variety of leaf colours, shapes, and patterns, and no other plant

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet30
Common Name coleus
Height 12 inches
Flower Colour red, rose, pink, maroon, salmon, buff, peach, yellow, green and creamy white.
Bloom Time Spring to Fall
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • Pruning Pinch the centre stems out when the plants are 4 to 6 inches tall to induce bushier growth, and be sure to pick off the flower spikes as they form
  • For a bushy plant Continue to pinch out new shoots
  • Coleus is very durable, so you can cut your plant back severely if needed (almost back to the soil level)

Coleus Rainbow Mixed Color care

  • The coleus seeds required Moist, well-drained soil withpH 5
  • 6 - 7
Sunlight Full Shade, Part Sun
Watering Keep soil moist.
Soil Moist, well-drained, pH 5.6 - 7.5
Temperature Coleus should be kept at a 15-20°C (60-70°F) over winter. They will survive down to 10°C (50°F) but only if kept dry.Losses to rot and fungal diseases are high if the plants are allowed to get cold and damp.
Fertilizer Fertilise with a diluted (50% mix) liquid fertiliser, too much feeding with high nitrogen fertilisers, encourages soft growth and poorer quality foliage.

Coleus Rainbow Mixed Color special feature

Coleus are eye-dazzlers, easy-going plants with impossibly colorful leaves. They’re magnificent on their own in a flower pot, and the flash of their foliage lights up a flower bed.

Coleus eventually produces woody stems and can be trained as standards. To do this, pinch out side-shoots and support the stem with a 3ft cane. When the plant reaches the desired height, pinch out the top shoot and keep removing lead shoots.

Coleus Rainbow Mixed Color uses


Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do coleus rainbow mixed color grow?

On average coleus rainbow mixed color grows 12 inches

What color are coleus rainbow mixed color ?

A coleus rainbow mixed color plant bears flowers of color red, rose, pink, maroon, salmon, buff, peach, yellow, green and creamy white.

How hard is coleus rainbow mixed color to grow?

A coleus rainbow mixed color is Easy

How much sunlight does a coleus rainbow mixed color need?

A coleus rainbow mixed color prefers Full Shade, Part Sun

How much water does a coleus rainbow mixed color need?

A coleus rainbow mixed color prefers watering Keep soil moist.

What kind of soil does a coleus rainbow mixed color need?

Moist, well-drained, pH 5.6 - 7.5

What temperature does a coleus rainbow mixed color like?

Coleus should be kept at a 15-20°C (60-70°F) over winter. They will survive down to 10°C (50°F) but only if kept dry.Losses to rot and fungal diseases are high if the plants are allowed to get cold and damp.

How should I fertilize my coleus rainbow mixed color ?

Fertilise with a diluted (50% mix) liquid fertiliser, too much feeding with high nitrogen fertilisers, encourages soft growth and poorer quality foliage.

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