You’ll Love its Vigor, Compact Habit, and Uniform Color!
As a houseplant, they’re a sure-fire cure for the winter blues!
Variety: Coleus Giant Exhibition ‘Rustic Red’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 20 seeds
Seeds Per Pack: 20
Plant Height: 12 in – 16 in
Additional Characteristics: Flower,Heirloom,Indoor Growing,Variegated
Foliage Color: Red,Yellow
Light Requirements: Part Shade,Shade
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 20 seeds
This stunning Giant Exhibition Coleus is utterly distinctive, bearing large, neatly serrated, rusty-red leaves with stitched yellow edges. It’s dazzling on its own or complements others beautifully when in a mixed planting, and it’s suitable for indoor or outdoor growth in partial to full shade. (As a houseplant, they’re a sure-fire cure for the winter blues!)
These plants reach 12 to 15 inches high and wide, with leaves about 6 to 7 inches long and 4 inches wide at the base. You’ll love its vigor, compact habit, and uniform color! ‘Rustic Red’ is a snap to grow, germinating readily from seed any time of year indoors. For bushier, fuller plants, keep the growing tips pinched. To extend the lush color into fall outdoors, remove any stray flower spikes — they take energy away from the foliage, and the little purple blooms aren’t much to look at.
To grow them in the garden, sow seeds (or set seedlings) about 12 inches apart. Indoors, place the young plants in a well-lit window. Packet is 20 seeds.