• Black Dragon

    Black Dragon

    The large serrated leaves hold their color well and create an exotic effect in baskets, containers, window boxes, and borders. Prefers part shade to shade. Ht. 12-18". Avg. 99,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

  • Coleus 'Black Dragon'

    Coleus 'Black Dragon'

    Breathe a little hot color into the shade border or sunny window this season with 'Black Dragon', an unusually richly-textured, warmly-colored foliage plant. Compact, very showy, and easy to grow, it's a must-have for anyone with a patch of shade (or empty flowerpot!) to call their own!The leaves are spectacular, both for their red-to-midnight-purple color shading and their rippling edges, which give the plant much more presence than most Coleus. The leaves will turn color and begin to pucker at a very early age, making this one of the most fun seeds to start indoors. (For even fuller, bushier plants,…

  • Coleus 'Chocolate Mint'

    Coleus 'Chocolate Mint'

    The prettiest and neatest Coleus to come along in quite a while, 'Chocolate Mint' offers rich brown to burgundy-maroon foliage with a trim mint-green scallop and matching reverse. Very easy to start from seed, it grows quickly into a well-branched, bushy little plant just ideal for containers indoors or out as well as the partly to fully shaded annual bed.These leaves are very uniform, creating a formal look that suits porch steps and patterned beds perfectly. You will love watching the new seedlings emerge, sporting their permanent coloring from the time they are no bigger than a fingernail! Pinch the…

  • Coleus 'Rustic Orange'

    Coleus 'Rustic Orange'

    Add some bright sunshine to garden, container, or home this season with 'Rustic Orange', a delightfully warm-toned, sun-tolerant Coleus. This foliage plant sets beautifully serrated leaves of rich coppery orange with a lighter yellow-gold edging and salmon-scarlet highlights from spring 'til hard frost.This plant reaches 18 to 24 inches high, with a naturally well-branched habit and long, pointed leaves. It tolerates part shade to full sun (best in the north); just increase the amount of water it receives if you plant it in more sun. Both beautiful and versatile, it thrives beneath tall or leggy shrubs as well as in…

  • Coleus Carefree Mix

    Coleus Carefree Mix

    For a dramatic new shape in the shade garden or the home, Carefree Mix is the only Coleus to grow! Unlike most others, the foliage is not heart-shaped but resembles oak leaves, with big, lobed foliage in dazzling shades of jade, gold, red, and many pastels. The plants reach just a foot high and wide, but are very bushy, and never need pinching to encourage side shoots, thanks to their self-branching habit!Very uniform in shape within the series, each plant is a bit different both in coloration and in leaf shape, so that a large garden planting is particularly attention-getting.…

  • Coleus Dark Chocolate

    Coleus Dark Chocolate

    Why do we bother waiting for flowers to bloom when coleus awaits us, displaying its colorful glory every single day from germination until hard frost? This burgundy-violet variety is breathtaking, its foliage looking even darker in partial shade, its leaves neatly "pinked." No matter how hot your summer days get, Dark Chocolate will not "go green" (and that's a good thing!). You simply have to try it this season.Neat and well-branched (especially if you pinch the growing tip a few times when the seedlings are young), this coleus reaches 12 to 14 inches high and about 12 inches wide --…

  • Coleus Giant Exhibition 'Rustic Red'

    Coleus Giant Exhibition 'Rustic Red'

    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…

  • Coleus Giant Exhibition Complete Mix

    Coleus Giant Exhibition Complete Mix

    The Victorians were Coleus addicts -- so much so that, at the height of this plant's popularity, there was said to be a "Coleus craze" sweeping the populace! Looking at these reselected varieties from the heyday of the Coleus craze, it's easy to see why they were so popular!In this mix you get large foliage on small plants. Most of the leaves are 6 to 7 inches long and 4 inches wide, yet the plants are very compact -- 12 to 15 inches high and wide! They arise in all the colors for which Coleus is known -- burgundy, scarlet,…

  • Coleus Giant Exhibition Limelight

    Coleus Giant Exhibition Limelight

    These luscious chartreuse leaves are dazzling in the shade now, so just imagine how they looked to our Victorian forebears when they were first introduced! Limelight is a delightful little plant, with a perfectly rounded habit and neat rosettes of serrated leaves. It looks tailor-made for a pot or basket, but also cools down the garden in beds, borders, and even as edging! It grows in a snap from seed (wait till you see the tiny scalloped leaves on new seedlings!) and lasts and lasts!Limelight is one of the Giant Exhibition Series, a group of heirloom Coleus re-selected for better…

  • Coleus Giant Exhibition Magma

    Coleus Giant Exhibition Magma

    Boasting a distinctively original color combination for this member of the splendid Giant Exhibition Coleus varieties, Magma is a plant to fall in love with. And if we think these leaves are exciting now, just imagine how they looked to our Victorian forebears when they were first introduced! Magma is a delightful little plant, with a perfectly rounded habit and neat rosettes of pink to burgundy leaves outlined in white as if snipped with pinking shears! It looks tailor-made for a pot or basket, but also jazzes up the garden in beds, borders, and even as edging! It grows in…

  • Coleus Giant Exhibition Marble

    Coleus Giant Exhibition Marble

    One of the most colorful and merry of all the splendid Giant Exhibition Coleus varieties, Marble simply dazzles. And if we think these leaves are exciting now, just imagine how they looked to our Victorian forebears when they were first introduced! Marble is a delightful little plant, with a perfectly rounded habit and neat rosettes of serrated leaves. It looks tailor-made for a pot or basket, but also jazzes up the garden in beds, borders, and even as edging! It grows in a snap from seed (wait till you see the tiny scalloped leaves on new seedlings!) and lasts and…

  • Coleus Giant Exhibition Palisandra

    Coleus Giant Exhibition Palisandra

    This gorgeous heirloom was among the favorites during the "Coleus craze" of the late Victorian era, and it's easy to see why! Soft, velvety, neatly serrated leaves of deepest burgundy-maroon look black atop these upright 12- to 16-inch plants. 6 inches long and 3 to 4 inches wide, they make a big impact, held out flat from the plant.Originally selected as a houseplant, Giant Exhibition Palisandra is also a fine specimen in the shade garden, and is just the right size for containers. One of a series of reselected Victorian Coleus, it is also fabulous in a mass planting with…

  • Coleus Red Ruffles

    Coleus Red Ruffles

    Red Ruffles is the cause of more garden double-takes than just about any other Coleus I know! The color is so dramatic -- the combiation of darkest red and bright scarlet on leaves whose green base is just barely detectable! And it's a nice size for garden or container growth -- just 2 to 2 1/2 feet high and wide!The foliage is fascinating in shape as well as color. Lightly fringed, it is long and somewhat narrow, with a curled-back habit that adds depth to the plant. Very elegant, it can be "dressed down" to take its place in the…

  • Coleus s 'Wizard Mixed'

    Coleus s 'Wizard Mixed'

    A superior mixture and selection. Dwarfer, more base branching, without the need to 'pinch out'. 12-18in. Remove all flowers for best results. Germination: 10-20 days, 65-85F. Well-drained soil.

  • Coleus scutellarioides 'Palisandra'

    Coleus scutellarioides 'Palisandra'

    Almost certainly the purest and deepest color in existence. Lush, rich, broad leaves, like velvet, lightly serrated and nearly black. 18in. Remove all flowers for best results. Germination: 10-20 days, 65-85F. Well-drained soil.

  • Coleus scutellarioides'Dragon Sunset & Volcano Mixed'

    Coleus scutellarioides'Dragon Sunset & Volcano Mixed'

    A stunning mixture, offering deeply serrated foliage in scarlet and pink shades, plus deep-red, apricot and gold. Germination: 10-20 days, 65-85F. Well-drained soil. Remove flowers for best results. 9-12in.

  • Coleus Versa Burgundy to Green

    Coleus Versa Burgundy to Green

    At last, a Coleusthat thrives in bright sunshine as well as shade! Versa lives up to its name with go-anywhere beauty that changes colors as the weather warms up. Easy and quick to grow from our pelleted seed (no magnifying glass necessary!), this compact and very lush plant also blooms late, so it's carefree while other Coleus are demanding their "trim." What more could we ask?'Burgundy to Green' does just what its name promises, beginning spring with dark maroon leaves speckled with lime green. As the summer heat arrives, the speckles increase and begin to merge, eventually turning most of…

  • Coleus Versa Crimson Gold

    Coleus Versa Crimson Gold

    At last, a Coleusthat thrives in bright sunshine as well as shade! Versa 'Crimson Gold' lives up to its name with go-anywhere beauty that intensifies as the weather warms up. Easy and quick to grow from our pelleted seed (no magnifying glass necessary!), this compact and very lush plant also blooms late, so it's carefree while other Coleus are demanding their "trim." What more could we ask?'Crimson Gold' is a magnificent combination of deep, bright red outlined in glittering gold. Every leaf is an individual masterpiece, and a large planting of 'Crimson Gold' is an unforgettable sight!This plant reaches 24…

  • Coleus Versa Green Halo

    Coleus Versa Green Halo

    At last, a Coleusthat thrives in bright sunshine as well as shade! Versa lives up to its name with go-anywhere beauty. Easy and quick to grow from our pelleted seed (no magnifying glass necessary!), this compact and very lush plant also blooms late, so it's carefree while other Coleus are demanding their "trim." What more could we ask?'Green Halo' offers large, gently serrated leaves of cream with an olive-green margin that increases inward as spring turns to summer. Each leaf is a bit different, so the effect of a large planting is magnificent!This plant reaches 18 to 20 inches high…

  • Coleus Versa Lime

    Coleus Versa Lime

    At last, a Coleusthat thrives in bright sunshine as well as shade! Versa lives up to its name with go-anywhere beauty that intensifies as the weather warms up. Easy and quick to grow from our pelleted seed (no magnifying glass necessary!), this compact and very lush plant also blooms late, so it's carefree while other Coleus are demanding their "trim." What more could we ask?'Lime' is a luscious chartreuse to pale green variety, the only solid color in the Versa series and the one that pairs perfectly with every other variety! You'll find it indispensable as a companion to all…

  • Coleus Versa Mix

    Coleus Versa Mix

    At last, a Coleusthat thrives in bright sunshine as well as shade! Versa lives up to its name with go-anywhere beauty that intensifies and even changes colors as the weather warms up. Easy and quick to grow from our pelleted seed (no magnifying glass necessary!), this compact and very lush plant also blooms late, so it?s carefree while other Coleus are demanding their "trim." What more could we ask?Each color combination reaches a slightly different height, but all spread up to 24 inches wide. As with all Coleus, they make splendid houseplants as well as an outdoor choice, and are…

  • Coleus Versa Watermelon

    Coleus Versa Watermelon

    At last, a Coleusthat thrives in bright sunshine as well as shade! Versa lives up to its name with go-anywhere beauty that changes colors as the weather warms up. Easy and quick to grow from our pelleted seed (no magnifying glass necessary!), this compact and very lush plant also blooms late, so it's carefree while other Coleus are demanding their "trim." What more could we ask?'Watermelon' begins spring with bright red leaves edged in green. As the warm weather of summer arrives, the red turns a deep rosy-pink, and a tiny yellow margin opens up between the pink and the…

  • Coleus Wizard Mix

    Coleus Wizard Mix

    If you like your Coleus compact, bushy, and full of vibrant color, let me introduce you to Wizard Mix, the best for bedding and containers! These seedlings will never need pinching, but will grow naturally into close-to-the-ground, beautiful little plants just waiting to show off in your shady garden and best indoor and outdoor containers!The Wizard Mix consists of 12 varieties (with an equal amount of seed of each -- what's called a "formula mix") that all reach the same size at the same time. Terrific for a large planting or for the sheer variety of houseplants, outdoor containers, and…

  • Coleus x hybridus 'Kong Mixed'

    Coleus x hybridus 'Kong Mixed'

    An exciting breakthrough in breeding. Huge, eye-catching, richly colored foliage, with leaves up to 12in long. Quick to grow, making a spectacular house or patio plant to brighten up any shady corner. 18-22in. Remove all flowers for best results. Germination: 10-21 days, 65-85F. Well-drained soil.

  • Honey Crisp Coleus Plants

    Honey Crisp Coleus Plants

    Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'Balconisp'Such a parade of festive color! Each creamy-gold leaf on this handsome Coleus is flecked with green, edged in rosy-red, and tinged with bright salmon toward the midrib. Turn it over and it reveals a bright red underside. What could be brighter or more beautiful?!Honey Crisp is a neat, bushy Coleus, reaching 18 to 30 inches high and 24 to 28 inches wide in garden or container. It is very well-branched, and reluctant to flower --in fact, it may not do so at all -- so you don't have to trim back those unsightly…

  • Rainbow Floral Strain Mix -  Coleus

    Rainbow Floral Strain Mix - Coleus

    This old-fashioned plant is perfect for any shady spot. The heart-shaped leaves come in many bright colors; great for containers and borders. This plant envokes the spirit of victorian gardens. Start inside and don't cover seeds. Contains 100 heirloom seeds

  • Under the Sea Coleus Annual Plant Combination

    Under the Sea Coleus Annual Plant Combination

    Are they plants or giant crustaceans?! Under the Sea™ is a simply amazing new series of Coleus from Canada, with each leaf bearing secondary sub-leaves in wild shapes and colors. Talk about a breakthrough -- it's a whole new day for everyone's favorite shade foliage plant!Not only are the Under the Sea™ varieties completely distinctive in looks, they're compact and sun-tolerant, with good leaf substance. This is especially important if you are planting them in a partly sunny area -- Under the Sea™ won't burn or scorch! And they flower only very lightly, so you have less snipping to do…

  • Wasabi Coleus Plants

    Wasabi Coleus Plants

    Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'UFO843'Light up the shade with this beautifully fresh and clean chartreuse Coleus! Each neatly "pinked" (serrated) leaf is held symmetrically, creating a tidy look that works very well in containers and the annual shade bed. Who needs flowers with foliage color like this?!Wasabi is exceptionally durable and determined to grow, branch nicely, and last a long time despite the stresses of bad weather. The foliage looks as good in September as it did in April, with no fading or spotting. Not many Coleus varieties can boast this!The perfect complement to yellow, pink, and purple…

  • Wizard Mix Coleus

    Wizard Mix Coleus

    Brighten up shady areas with a colorful mix of 12 different coleus varieties. Compact, bushy plants bear neatly serrated leaves of varying hues for a completely unique look. Grows 10-12 in. tall with an 8- to 10-in. spread. $2.99 $19.99