Coleus – Premium Sun Chocolate Mint


chocolate-colored leaves edged in mint green

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Product Description

Solenostemon scutellarioides

These can be planted in full sun in areas with relatively high humidity and part sun/shade in areas further north with lower humidity.  Large leaves in a deep chocolate color, edged in mint green.  Grows to a height of 14-20.”  Pelleted seeds for easier sowing.


Start seeds 6-8 weeks before your last average frost using a sterilized, soilless mix.  Lightly press into soil but do not cover as light is needed for germination.  Kept at 70-75° F, germination is in 7-14 days.


Transplant dwarf coleus into the garden 9-12″ apart and taller varieties 12-18″ apart.  Plants do produce flowers in late summer.  You can pinch these flower heads off or leave them to flower as bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies love to feed on them.  Keep soil consistently moist but not overly wet.  I have found that I have to water my coleus plants in containers daily during our hot summers or the leaves droop.

Additional Information

Plant Type



Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Foliage Plant

Plant Height

Medium (12-36")

Sun Requirements

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Special Characteristics

Grows Well in Containers, Deer Resistant

Seed Type

Pelleted Seeds


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