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Coleus blumei Rainbow Mix FLOWER SEEDS - BRIGHT LIVELY COLORS

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Coleus blumei, 'Rainbow Mix' - BRIGHT LIVE COLORS

Perfect for any shady spot. The heart-shaped leaves come in many bright colors; great for containers and borders. This plant evokes the spirit of victorian gardens. Start inside and don't cover seeds.



They have made a dramatic comeback. It's easy to see why: no other plant offers such a dazzling variety of leaf colours, shapes, and patterns, and no other plant is so easy to grow.

The Rainbow variety is one of most popular of coleus. This very special blend includes a complete colour range, from cream to deep scarlet. Very easy to grow from seed and of even height, growth and size of leaves. Given a modicum of care, they will flourish from spring until frost.

Sowing:

Sow all year round or in Late Spring for outdoor plants

Sow all year round for pot plant . For the garden, sow 10 to 12 weeks before the last expected frost , they will then be well developed when it is time to plant them outdoors.

Sow seeds onto a layer of moistened, sterile potting soil in a shallow tray, do not cover as they need light to germinate. Cover with glass or plastic to retain moisture, until the seeds have germinated. Place in a warm (21°C/ 0°F), bright (not full sun) place.

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual pots. Seedlings should always be held by a leaf, never by the stem.

 

When pricking out coleuses note that larger and stronger plants often have poorer quality foliage. When all danger of frost is past the plants may be set out in the garden. Plant them twelve inches apart in rich, moist, well-drained soil

 

Cultivation:

Fertilise with a diluted (50% mix) liquid fertiliser, too much feeding with high nitrogen fertilisers, encourages soft growth and poorer quality foliage.

Coleus should be kept at a 15-20°C (60-70°F) over winter. They will survive down to 10°C (50°F) but only if kept dry. Losses to rot and fungal diseases are high if the plants are allowed to get cold and damp.

Plant Uses:

Best in pots as houseplants, or in the warmer conservatory, coleus can also be grown in containers or window boxes alongside other temporary summer planting. They can also look good bedded out with salvias, rudbeckias, gaillardias and other late-summer flowers in the red-yellow end of the spectrum in warm borders.

Coleus eventually produces woody stems and can be trained as standards. To do this, pinch out side-shoots and support the stem with a 3ft cane. When the plant reaches the desired height, pinch out the top shoot and keep removing lead shoots.

 

 

 

 


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