Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kong Jr. Scarlet'


Tips for Homeowners:

Pinch flowers back as soon as they appear because the plant will attempt to complete its life cycle and die.  Best to provide evenly moist soils and fertilize with water soluble or time release fertilizer regularly.

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Attractive coleus with unique foliage color and texture which combine well with finer textured annuals.

  • Shade-loving
  • Huge leaves with bold colors
  • Easy color to combine with other plants

A beautiful accent for mixed container gardens, borders or mass plantings.

Height: 18-24 in
Spread: 15-24 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Multi-Color

Interesting Notes about Coleus:

Coleus is a popular foliage plant and is used as an accent in mixed container gardens or in-ground plantings.  Today's varieties offer many choices on foliage colors, size and leaf shape, habit and light tolerance.  The options are innumerable and exciting, plus coleus is now available for planting in sunny locations where once they were known as a shade plant.  Whether shade-loving or sun-loving, light is important to achieve the best foliage color and will alter the color where the outcome may or may not be desireable.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Edging
  • Container
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Garden
  • Fast Growing
  • House Plant
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting

Foliage Color:

  • Multi-Color
  • Green
  • Red


  • Full Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered