The Main Plant entry for Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Coleus.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Common names
  • Coleus
  • Flame Nettle
  • Painted Nettle
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Photo Gallery
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-16
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2020-11-13

Coleus Cathedral Windows

Date: 2021-10-14
Water rooting of the Coleus
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-01
bright and colorful
Location: Fairfax, VA
seeds from Jim's Coleus on ebay.

It’s so bright and fresh to the eyes!

Date: 2018-09-25
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: January 2016
Cuttings taken in the fall
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01

Date: 2012-01-04

Seeds from Jim's Coleus (ebay). A week (or ~10 days) or so since
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-10-09
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Coleus perilla magical

Date: 2018-12-08
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Pots
Location: Indoors
Date: Winter(Late Jan. 2022)
Coleus seeds from Jim's Wholiest Coleus have sprouted! Hooray!

Date: 2016-10-15
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 8-9-11
Location: At a local nursery
Photo by kqcrna

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2018-09-25
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2021-08-02
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-06-19
Coleus 003
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-31

Date: 2013-11-16

Date: 2018-10-11
Grown from seed by me from cross pollination
Location: February 2023 | Fairfax VA
Date: 2023-02-28
Location: Davenport, Iowa botanical garden greenhouse (VandeVeer)
Date: 2008-07-04
Trained as a standard (little tree).

Vibes

Love at Twilight
Photo by Fieldsof_flowers
Location: Mooresville, NC
Date: 2020-07-06
I love grouping coleus of various sizes and colors for a beautifu
Location: At a local nursery
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-10-09
An unnamed seedling that sprouted in a hole at the bottom of a tr
Photo by kqcrna
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: January 2016
Rooted Coleus cutting
Photo by kqcrna
Location: Calgary, Canada
Date: 2018-01-27 
Showing colors at 5 weeks from sowing

Date: 2018-09-25
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-01-13
For sale at USF Botanical Gardens Plant Shop
Location: Calgary
Date: 2015-06-09 
6 week seedlings  of separate varieties
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-12-14
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: 2019-10-16
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2015-12-30
Pot of several coleus clippings
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-12-09

Beauty in the Eye
Location: At a local nursery
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: January 2016
Rooted Coleus cuttings
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: Fairfax, VA | December 2022
Date: 2022-12-28
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-22
New planting; untagged purchase (Possible Wizard® 'Red Velvet'?

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-08-24
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2013-10-14
trays of seedlings on a greenhouse
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-8-10
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2007-10-01 
Love the colors of this one!
Location: Maryland
Date: 2014-08-03
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-07-10
Location: Calgary
Date: 2015-06-09 
mixes at 6 weeks
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-22

Date: 2017-09-09

Date: 2021-08-08
Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7A
Date: 2019-09-15
Leaf detail, unnamed coleus seedling
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-08-13
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-03
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-10
Location: Bea’s grd4n
Date: 2021
Potss
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-09-14
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-11-03

Date: 2012-01-04

Date: 2012-01-04
Location: In a Utah nursery
Date: 2011-10-19
Location: Indiana  zone 5 Purdue garden
Date: 2016-09-25
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15
PLEASE ID
Location: Helena, AL
Date: 2017-05-20

Date: 2016-10-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-10-10

Date: 2016-10-15

Date: 2016-10-15
Photo by Paul2032
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-11
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022

Date: 2021-08-08

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-02-14
Along the road side
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2008-05-31
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-01-31
Along the road side
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-21
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2007-10-08

Date: 2018-09-25
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2018-09-25
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-16
Location: West Central Tx 
Date: 05-19-2023

Date: 2021-08-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-11
Photo by DavidofDeLand
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-07-31
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) - St Louis
Date: 2011-08-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-03
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-07-05

Date: 2012-01-04

Date: 2012-01-04

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2012-10-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-06-30
Mixed Coleus plant leaves in containers
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Date: 2017-08-13

Date: 2012-10-14
Location: Bullard, Texas
Date: 2016-10-08

Date: 2013-02-26
Location: In a Utah nursery
Date: 2011-10-19

Date: 2013-02-26
Location: In a utah Nursery
Date: 2011-10-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-07-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2006
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-11-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2006
Photo by dyzzypyxxy
Photo by dyzzypyxxy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2007

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 8-9-11
Hanging basket
Location: Kalama, wa
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11

Date: 2012-10-31
Morning sun, afternoon shade.

Date: 2012-11-10

Date: 2012-11-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-10-05
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-08-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-4-07
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 8-19-2003
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-4-07
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 8-19-2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 8-19-2003
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10
Photo by piksihk
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Date: 2017-09-19
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2005-09-09
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: August 2007
Location: central Illinois
Date: August 2007
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-02-06
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-02-06
Along the road side
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-06-29
Location: December, 2023
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2011-07-09
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2011-07-09

Date: 2014-06-23
Location: my garden 
Date: 2013-10-05
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-07-05 
A variety with frilly leaf edges
Location: central Illinois - Washington Park Botanical Garden
Date: 2014-03-22
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2010-06-07

Date: 2018-09-25

Date: 2018-09-25
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-09-12
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-18
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: South Florida
Date: Summer 2010
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2011-07-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2005

Date: 2021-08-08
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-23
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-09-05
Beloved by bees.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-5-06
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) - St Louis
Date: 8-9-11

Date: 2013-09-25

Date: 2013-09-25

Date: 2013-09-25
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2012-11-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-24-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-06-30
Containers of mixed Coleus

Date: 2013-02-26
Location: In a Utah nursery
Date: 2011-10-19

Date: 2013-02-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2006
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: Oct. 2007

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: Oct. 2007

Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2012-09-15
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2014-03-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-10-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-13-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-4-07
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 6-30--11
w/ damselfly
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-09-01
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-23
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-30-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-08-03
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2011-07-09

Date: 2013-02-26

Date: 2013-02-26
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2011-07-09
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-09-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 5-18-11
Basement starts.
Location: mid-TN
Date: 08-18-05
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-09-06
Location: My Basement 
Date: 2011-12-02
Solenostemon (Coleus Blumei)[Overwintered Coleus]
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-07-07
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2007-08-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2007-08-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2010-05-20
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2008-03-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-09-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-09-12
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2014-10-16
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Photo by orchidgal
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Comments:
  • Posted by RuuddeBlock (The Netherlands) on Dec 14, 2017 2:31 PM concerning plant:
    According to the 'catalogue of life' they are back in the genus Coleus....again..., they keep changing!!

    Ruud
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