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Granville Street Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Granville Street'

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Granville Street Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Granville Street') at Roger's Gardens

Granville Street Coleus foliage

Granville Street Coleus foliage

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle

Group/Class:  Main Street Series

Description:

This variety presents attractive foliage of dark burgundy with luminous lime green edges and gold-salmon highlights; great for gardens, containers and mixed borders

Ornamental Features

Granville Street Coleus' attractive serrated pointy leaves remain burgundy in color with distinctive lime green edges and tinges of gold throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Granville Street Coleus is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. The flowers of this plant may actually detract from its ornamental features, so they can be removed as they appear. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Granville Street Coleus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Granville Street Coleus will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Granville Street Coleus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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