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Coleus 'Rainbow Mix'

Solenostemon scutellarioides

'Rainbow Mix' is a Coleus variety in the Solenostemon genus with a scientific name of Solenostemon scutellarioides. Rainbow Mix is a heirloom variety.

Coleous are grown for their foliage with colors in pink, red, orange, brown, green, white, or yellow as well as combinations thereto.

This variety is an Ornamental that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Rainbow Mix is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.24 feet (that's 38.0 cm in metric) with a ground cover-like habit.

Rainbow Mix Coleus is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Coleus 'Rainbow Mix'

  • Partial Sun

  • High

When seedlings reach 6 in. tall, pinch tip to force side branching. When branches are 6 in. pinch to make plants full.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Rainbow Mix is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Rainbow Mix are Zone 10 and Zone 11.

Growing Rainbow Mix from seed

Since these seeds need light to germinate, just press them gently on the growing medium. Place the container away from direct sunlight. Water with lukewarm water from a spray bottle.

Sow 0.0 inches (0.01 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 65°C / 149°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Rainbow Mix about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Rainbow Mix

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Rainbow Mix is a tender plant.

Harvesting Rainbow Mix

Coleus 'Rainbow Mix' information

How long does Rainbow Mix take to grow?

These estimates for how long Coleus 'Rainbow Mix' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I sow Rainbow Mix?

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Latest Coleus 'Rainbow Mix' Reviews

  • 02 Mar 2013

    Kevalsha Kevalsha's Coleus was Reviewed day 647

    My coleous are overwintering still in my green house. In about two weeks they will be taken outdoors.

    2 stars

  • 12 Mar 2012

    Kevalsha Kevalsha's Coleus was Reviewed day 292

    Some of my coleous plants were transplanted to the front but their colors are not as bright as when planted in partial shade. Most of the rest will be transplanted under the trees in the back garden. They want to go to seed so I guess I will let some of

    3 stars

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