I purchased this plant to use in both sun and shade locations, as well as in ground and container applications. I have found that although the plant does survive in both sun and shade, when used in part shade, the golden coloration is significantly diminished, if nonexistent. The yellow color that exists in the sun does not exist in the shade or part shade environment. Instead, it tends to turn a medium green with burgundy veining. It is still a beautiful plant in the shade, but is not the color that is advertised. The coleus does perform exceptionally well as advertised in sunny applications as long as it is kept adequately watered. Stick with other types of coleus if you are planning to use this for its advertised color in a part shade or shade situation. Beautiful plant!
ColorBlaze® Golden Dreams™ Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
- Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesDo you BELIEVE in LOVE at first sight?
Colorful chartreuse foliage with red veins. It performs well in both sun and shade, as long as there is reasonable humidity. In very low humidity environments, it will need afternoon shade.Award WinnerFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 40 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Chartreuse with red veinsHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great for landscapes and containersMaintenance Notes:
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. We have worked hard to choose coleus that bloom late in the season or not at all. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.
Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:
1. Choose only healthy plants
2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage
3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors
4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles
5. Be careful not to over water
6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed
7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
TheCrazyDaizy, Illinois, United States, 16 weeks ago
One of my favs. I love the chartreuse blended with the red. Grew almost 3 feet tall in both sun and shade. I buy this annual every year. Everyone who looks at it is drawn to it.Seth Hendriks, Minnesota, United States, 17 weeks ago
This coleus is amazing! Almost 4 feet tall in dappled shade all day. You only need one plant in an 18 inch pot for huge impact. We are into October , and have not had to pinch any blooms at all.Sue ward, Ohio, United States, 50 weeks ago
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