Under the Sun
Vaughan's Rainbow Mix
Rainbow Mix Improved
48 varieties of Coleus.
BLACK DRAGON Coleus
Well-branched plants with very large, frilly, velvety black leaves with ruby red centers. Terrific for bedding or containers. Grows to 18 inches tall.
WIZARD SERIES Coleus Seeds
Compact, base-branching plants grow just 10-12 inches high and never need pinching. They add a cheerful note to shaded borders or patio containers and can even be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill. All Wizard coleus varieties thrive in afternoon or filtered shade and moist soil. Coral Sunrise, Golden, Velvet Red, and Sunset tolerate sun, heat, and humidity particularly well.
WIZARD MIX Coleus
A formula mix made from all the individual 'Wizard' series colors.
WIZARD MOSAIC Coleus
Extraordinary patterns make 'Wizard Mosaic' plants unforgettable; every leaf will is uniquely blotched and/or striped.
WIZARD VELVET RED Coleus
WIZARD JADE Coleus
Ivory leaves edged in vibrant green.
WIZARD SCARLET Coleus
Scarlet-red leaves edged in pale green.
WIZARD SELECT MIXTURE Coleus
A designer blend of seven showiest, most complimentary Wizard colors.
WIZARD PINEAPPLE Coleus
Lime-green leaves splashed with dark red, scarlet veins on the undersides, and bronze tips.
WIZARD SUNSET Coleus
Vivid, apricot-orange leaves with golden, scalloped edges.
WIZARD CORAL SUNRISE Coleus
Showy leaves with salmon-pink centers, shading into olive green with bright green, serrated margins.
WIZARD GOLDEN Coleus
The large, rich chartreuse leaves light up shady areas and provide outstanding contrast to darker colored (especially purple) plants.
SUPERFINE RAINBOW SERIES Coleus Seeds
Large, vivid, multicolored leaves on vigorous, bushy, elegant 12-15 inch tall plants. Very late flowering, Superfine Rainbow coleus radiates a wide spectrum of colors over a long season. Perfect for semi-shaded beds, borders and containers.
SUPERFINE RAINBOW MASTERBLENDS MIX Coleus
A sensational formulated blend of all the 'Superfine Rainbow' colors. Plants are robust, with large leaves. They grow 12-15 inches tall.
SUPERFINE RAINBOW MULTICOLOUR Coleus
Showy streaks of red, salmon, yellow and green. These easy to grow, bushy plants reach 12-15 inches tall.
SUPERFINE RAINBOW RED VELVET Coleus
Large, vivid deep red leaves. Fast-growing plants to 12-15 inches tall.
SUPERFINE RAINBOW FESTIVE DANCE Coleus
Fiery, orange leaves, heavily bordered in dark bronze.
SUPERFINE RAINBOW COLOR PRIDE Coleus
Large, brilliant rose leaves, edged in green, mottled with bronze-red.
SUPERFINE RAINBOW VOLCANO Coleus
Big, bright, burgundy-red leaves lined in chartreuse. Vigorous growth to 12-15 inches tall.
GIANT EXHIBITION SERIES Coleus Seeds
GIANT EXHIBITION MIX Coleus
A dramatic mix formulated from all 8 'Giant Exhibition' colors. A truly memorable mix we highly recommend. Plants will grow up to 15 inches tall.
GIANT EXHIBITION RUSTIC RED Coleus
Whopping, 6-7 inch, rusty red leaves with stitched yellow edges. Grows 12-15 inches tall.
GIANT EXHIBITION MARBLE Coleus
Huge, 6-7 inch, green leaves with white centers, marbled in red. Grows 12-15 inches tall. Superb performance in extreme heat earned Giant Exhibition Marble a spot on the Dallas Arboretum's list of "Flameproof Plants".
GIANT EXHIBITION PALISANDRA Coleus
Palisandra coleus carries enormous, velvety, pure deep purple-black leaves. Grows 12-15 inches tall.
GIANT EXHIBITION LIMELIGHT Coleus
Huge, brilliant lime-green leaves demand attention and are absolutely stunning when performing with purple shades in containers or borders. Grows 12-15 inches tall.
VERSA SERIES Coleus Seeds
Finally, a remarkably versatile seed grown coleus. The 20-32 inch tall plants are vigorous and well-branched, producing brilliant leaves in both full sun or light shade. Versa series coleus are easy to grow in borders or containers and because they bloom very late, the plants remain showy for months.
VERSA MIX Coleus
A complete formula mix made from the 'Versa' series varieties.
VERSA CRIMSON GOLD Coleus
Vivid crimson leaves, edged in a fine ribbon of gold. Versa Crimson Gold is the best of the Versa coleus - it may be the top performing coleus of any kind. Winner of the Dallas Arboretum's "Flameproof" award (thrives in Texas heat). Highly recommended.
VERSA LIME Coleus
Brilliant chartreuse leaves.
VERSA ROSE TO LIME Coleus
Speckled rose centers shading to lime green at the edges.
VERSA WATERMELON Coleus
Brilliant leaves with pink centers and lime green margins, edged in a fine ribbon of gold. Available in 100 seed bulk packets.
UNDER THE SUN FUSEABLES Coleus
Versa Crimson Gold and Versa Lime coleus have been formulated together into multi-pelleted seeds. (A single pellet will have both Crimson Gold and Versa Lime seed inside.) Versa Crimson Gold produces bright crimson leaves, edged in a fine ribbon of gold, and Versa Lime carries brilliant chartreuse leaves.
These 2 Versa varieties have been selected for their similar growth rate, bloom season, low maintenance needs, as well as complimentary foliage. Because they both bloom very late, the foliage remains showy for months. Easy to grow in full sun or light shade, in containers or borders. Certified by the Dallas Arboretum as a "Flameproof" plant for thriving in Texas heat. With 'Under the Sun Fuseables' coleus it is now possible to create designer plantings with a minimum of effort.
KONG SERIES Coleus Seeds
A superb coleus series with enormous, dinner plate sized leaves with dramatic markings. The 22 inch tall plants are sturdy, mounding, well-branched and fast growing. Prefers afternoon or filtered shade.
KONG LIME SPRITE Coleus
Enormous, dinner plate sized bicolor leaves glow lime green and mahogany red. Along with Kong Red, the latest to flower in the Kong series. Sturdy, mounding, branching plants are fast growing to 20 inches tall. Prefers afternoon or filtered shade.
KONG EMPIRE MIX Coleus
A formula mix of the individual 'Kong' varieties.
KONG RED Coleus
The center of each leaf is rich red with strong veining. The leaf edges are bright green.
KONG SCARLET Coleus
Scarlet centers transition into deep burgundy-maroon, edged in green.
KONG ROSE Coleus
Vibrant rose foliage with wide, green edges
KONG MOSAIC Coleus
Bright green, cream and red shades form fascinating patterns.
FAIRWAY SERIES Coleus Seeds
Super showy, extra dwarf, uniform, 8-10 inch tall plants make the Fairway series of coleus the perfect choice for hanging baskets, containers or landscapes.
FAIRWAY RED VELVET Coleus
Deep red leaves.
FAIRWAY 5 COLOR MIX Coleus
A gorgeous, formulated mix including Red Velvet, Mosaic, Ruby, Salmon Rose, and Yellow in the Fairway series.
FAIRWAY MOSAIC Coleus
Dramatic foliage with unique patterns; growing 'Fairway Mosaic' is an eye-popping experience.
FAIRWAY YELLOW Coleus
Chartreuse leaves with softer yellow veins.
FAIRWAY ORANGE Coleus
Apricot-orange leaves, veined in magenta, hemmed in chartreuse.
FAIRWAY ROSE Coleus
Bright rose, pink leaves with darker edges.
FAIRWAY RUBY Coleus
Vivid, red foliage, edged in soft green.
CHOCOLATE SERIES Coleus Seeds
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY Coleus
The non-fade, bold foliage of 'Chocolate Covered Cherry' thrives in full sun with high humidity. Leaves are deep mahogany with rose centers, and thin green borders. Grows to 14 inches tall, flowers late, provides long season of color. Showy in borders or pots in full sun to light shade.
CHOCOLATE MINT Coleus
Easily one of the most yummy coleus varieties we have ever tried, 'Chocolate Mint' serves up cocoa colored leaves edged in mint, on mounding, 12-14 inch tall plants.
Available in bulk packets of 50 pelleted seeds only.
CHOCOLATE SPLASH Coleus
Green leaves splashed with chocolate. The age of the leaf and lighting conditions cause these beautiful patterns to evolve over time. A stunning variety ideal for containers, and is a tough, easy to grow choice for landscape plantings.
CHOCOLATE SYMPHONY FUSEABLES Coleus
Chocolate Mint and Versa Lime coleus have been formulated together into multi-pelleted seeds. A single pellet will have both varieties inside. 'Chocolate Mint' serves up cocoa colored leaves topped in mint, and 'Versa Lime' carries brilliant chartreuse leaves.
These two outstanding varieties have been selected for their similar growth rate, bloom season, low maintenance needs, as well as complimentary foliage. Because they both bloom very late, the foliage remains showy for months. Easy to grow in part sun or light shade. Grows 20-32 inches tall. With Chocolate Symphony Fuseables coleus it is now possible to create designer plantings with a minimum of effort.
MIGHTY MOSAIC Coleus
Leaves splashed deep red, green, and yellow. Vigorous, branching plants grow in part to light shade in all areas; in climates with high humidity 'Mighty Mosaic' also thrives in full sun. Late flowering. Plants remain the center of attention over a long season. Grows 20-26 inches tall.
VAUGHAN'S RAINBOW MIX Coleus
Offers a wide selection of showy colors, combined with excellent uniformity in plant height and leaf size. Grows to 15 inches tall.
RAINBOW MIX IMPROVED Coleus
Vigorous, 15 to 20 inch tall plants with medium-sized, velvety leaves in many multicolor combinations of chartreuse, bronze, magenta, red, gold, and green.
How to Plant Coleus Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, using a sterilized soil-less mix. Press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70-75°F., germination is in 10-14 days. Transplant into the garden 6-9 inches apart.
Growing coleus: Part sun to filtered shade, the 'Versa' series tolerates full sun in most areas, prefers part shade in low humidity areas of the west. Rich, moist soil. Remove flowers as they form to keep foliage healthy and growing. Allow some of the nectar-rich flowers to form near the end of the season, if you wish to be visited by hummingbirds and butterflies. Excellent container plants.