Coleus Dipt in Wine
Coleus Dipt in Wine

Coleus Dipt in Wine

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Coleus
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Height: 24-30" Spacing: 12-15"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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The glowing yellow boss at the heart of each leaf blends to a deep, mottled maroon near the tip. Leaves have scalloped, sun-lit edges. Coleus 'Dipt in Wine' was a star in our containers last summer.

The endlessly varied foliage of Coleus has made a comeback as gardeners rediscover old varieties and breeders introduce new ones. Our selection offers a diversity of foliage color, leaf shape, and growth habit, and they all make glorious container subjects. Though most tolerate full sun, they are more valuable for color in shade. Perennial in Zone 10.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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One of my favorite coleus!

Gardenblue from Kansas City

I love this coleus! Great in combos, and also stands well on its own!

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superb all summer and fall

not-the-best gardener from New Jersey

I put some of these in containers and some in the garden. They were absolutely beautiful the entire summer and they are still gorgeous now in early October (although we have not yet had a frost). They get full sun at noon and little sun in the morning or afternoon. They tolerate my uneven watering. Low maintenance and beautful color. I will order them again next year.

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Lots of Bang

Goober from Jacksonville, North Carolina

The best coleus I ever bought !!!

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Pronunciation: ko'lee-us 

Traditionally, Coleus have been terrific foliage plants for shade, but many of the new varieties are also quite tolerant of sun. Variations in light intensity can have a dramatic impact on leaf color and plant size. Their diversity of foliage color, leaf shape, and growth habit make Coleus a valuable container and bedding plant, especially in shade where summer color is scarce.

All Coleus prefer evenly moist garden soil. Where the growing season is long, pinch the tips of the stems regularly to encourage branching and compact growth. If you grow Coleus in containers, we recommend that you incorporate a timed-release fertilizer at planting time. We also suggest using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks for plants in containers; in the ground, once a month is enough, with the fertilizer diluted to half-strength. Hardy only to Zone 10, plants cannot withstand frost without damage. In colder climates, plants can be overwintered without difficulty on a sunny windowsill, or take tip cuttings in early fall to start new plants. Coleus root very readily.

It is commonly recommended that the blooms of Coleus be removed as soon as they appear because they detract from the foliage display. Bloom is sparse on the varieties we offer, and the small lavender-blue flowers are neither unattractive nor very showy; it hardly seems worth the trouble to cut them off.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.

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