I love this plant! I was given it last year by a friend and it was huge! Found another one this year!
Twist and Twirl® Coleus Plectranthus 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).
Wild twists and twirls of red, yellow, green and purple splash the foliage of this sun-loving coleusAward WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BirdsHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 30 InchesSpacing:12 - 14 InchesSpread:12 - 14 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:MulticoloredHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in mixed containers, landscape borders or bedsMaintenance Notes:
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. 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
Twist and Twirl is a wonderful Coleus that develops bright colors as the summer progresses. It is best in full sun, where the colors will include bright yellows, reds and maroons as well as the background of greens. In the shade or filtered sun, you will have a preponderance of greens, some yellows, and a dapple of red (obviously sun is better than shade.) I would limit the amount of fertilizer given to it, especially if it is not in a bright spot, because the nitrogen in the fertilizer blend will only make the greens richer. This coleus was developed in Florida and can really tolerate hot days and bright light.
5743321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Kassidy, 34 weeks ago
Great plant, it got HUGE! Loved the wild pattern of colours. Planted the the ground in morning sunKayla, British Columbia, Canada, 3 years ago
Beautiful plant and easy to grow. Looks great in my whisky barrels with other plants...used as a center plant for the color foliage.Rochelle Anderson, Alabama, United States, 8 years ago
Loved this plant! The colors were beautiful, a very full plant, very low maintenance, made it through a very hot summer and lasted long into the fall and colder temps!Felice Hurst, Michigan, United States, 10 years ago
Loved this plant! Got huge and colorful. Grew it last year but can't find it this year.Edna Klopf, Ohio, United States, 10 years ago
Used this plant to hide the electrical box on the deck. HUGE!!Patti Cook, Ohio, United States, 10 years ago
I love this coleus, even used it as a cut "flower" several times. People kept asking what it was. Gorgeous!!Joelle Miller, Virginia, United States, 10 years ago
This was beautiful and very full...color was great (in the sun) and held up great until frost. Great fall color blend in the garden... Loved the variation within the plant!Jan, Ohio, United States, 10 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials 2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials 2007 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners 2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials 2007 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners 2007 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners 2007 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners 2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials