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Week 9 – February 26, 2024

Plant Information

Ruby Heart Coleus, Premium Sun

  • Ruby Heart Coleus, Premium Sun - Bloom
  • Ruby Heart Coleus, Premium Sun - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Ruby Heart Coleus, Premium Sun - Commercial Landscape 2
  • Ruby Heart Coleus, Premium Sun - Container
  • Ruby Heart Coleus, Premium Sun - Landscape

University of Georgia Classic City Award

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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides

Common Name: Premium Sun Coleus

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)

Height: 18 - 26" (46 - 66cm)

Width: 18 - 22" (46 - 56cm)

Exposure: Shade, Sun

General Information: Heart-shaped, ruby-colored leaves feature a thin, chartreuse border on serrated leaves. Tops of leaves are red while the underside is yellow-green, making long-lasting colors for use as a landscape or garden component. 

Grower Information:

Showstopping colours…bold patterns…rich textures: Pro landscapers and gardeners love these centre stage varieties for their great looks and reliable performance in sunny gardens and patio planters. Our Premium Sun Coleus can tolerate full sun in regions of high relative humidity such as Hardiness Zones 9 and 10. Foliage will scorch in full sun with low relative humidity. All are suitable for shade.

Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 6 to 8 weeks

  • Brings a ruby red colour to the collection.
  • The thin, chartreuse border on the heart-shaped leaves continues on the undersides and stems, adding brightness.
  • Similar greenhouse vigour to Chocolate Mint.
  • Similar landscape performance to Crimson Gold.