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Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Jasper'

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Hipsters Jasper Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Jasper') at Roger's Gardens

Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus foliage

Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus foliage

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Hipsters Jasper Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Jasper') at Roger's Gardens

Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus

Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  9 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle

Group/Class:  Hipsters™ Series

Brand:  Terra Nova


This selection has a low, spreading habit; foliage is narrow, brick red with lime green margins, and not as lobed as the series; has a tight and compact habit; great for gardens, containers and mixed borders

Ornamental Features

Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus' attractive crinkled narrow leaves remain brick red in color with distinctive lime green edges and tinges of yellow throughout the year on a plant with a mounded habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Hipsters™ Jasper 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.

Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Hipsters™ Jasper Coleus will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

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.

Hipsters™ Jasper 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features