Coleus Kong Red Solenostemon Scutellarioides is a herbaceous perennial native to tropics. Coleus Kong Red seeds can be easily started indoors, and this mounded, upright growing, ornamental plant has other common names such as Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle or Painted Leaf. Despite being a tender perennial in warm climates, Coleus is mostly grown as an annual. Coleus Kong Red is a tall, well-branched, eye-catching foliage plant with and extra large, light-green leaves that are uniquely patterned by red midrib and burgundy red veins.
Coleus Kong Red makes a perfect ornamental plant for large shade containers or shade borders and flower beds. It is easy to grow Coleus from Solenostemon Scutellarioides seeds, and once established this striking in appearance plant tolerates shade, heat, and humidity. Coleus is a perfect indoor lifestyle plant, and adds a lot of color to any living space.
Height: 18-20 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Shade/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich, Moist well-drained, pH 5.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 10-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 10-14 Days