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Coleus 'Rainbow'

Solenostemon scutellarioides

Rainbow is part of the Solenostemon genus and is a Coleus variety. Its scientific name is Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Rainbow'. A type of Ornamental, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Rainbow is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.24 feet (that's 38.0 cm in metric).

Rainbow Coleus is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Coleus 'Rainbow'

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Rainbow likes a position of partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Rainbow 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 10 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Rainbow from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.0 inches (0.01 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 about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Rainbow

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

Harvesting Rainbow

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How long does Rainbow take to grow?

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