Coleus Plants

Coleus Plants are generally grown for their varied and variegated colorful foliage in every color of the rainbow. They may be grown in the garden, in containers and as house plants.


Coleus, pronounced KOE-lee-us, sometimes referred to as Painted Nettle, prefer partial shade, though some of the newer varieties will tolerate full sun well. These annual plants should be kept well-watered, especially in sunny areas, and planted in soil with good drainage. Pinching encourages a denser foliage growth. Read our article, How to Grow Coleus Plants for detailed growing instructions.


All of our Coleus Plants for sale are shipped with very well-established root systems. They ship according to our Spring Shipping schedule. We guarantee them to arrive alive and thriving.

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Alabama Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The award-winning 'Alabama' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant produces colorful lime green and burgundy foliage. It does well in containers and as a landscape plant. It has little to no blooms and requires minimal maintenance. Each 3-inch pot contains one Alabama Coleus plant.

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Beauty of Lyon Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Beauty of Lyon' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant offers narrow, sharply defined leaves variegated with orange, dark purple and lime green coloring. This sun-proof coleus produce little to no blooms. Each 3-inch pot contains one Beauty of Lyon Coleus plant.

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Black Dragon Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Black Dragon' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant is more shade-loving than most, having remarkable color even when the sunshine is limited. The unique leaves are beautifully scalloped, ruffled and corrugated for fantastic texture. The color is almost self-explanatory: deep purplish-black margins surround a center that ranges in color from dark maroon to bright scarlet red, looking similar to a black dragon’s maw. It will add texture, interest and color to mixed garden and container plantings. Each 3-inch pot contains one Black Dragon Coleus plant.

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Chocolate Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Chocolate' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant produces velvety leaves that are scalloped from the moment they unfurl. Emerging a vivid burgundy wine, the foliage, like fine wine, gets better with age, maturing gracefully to a rich, chocolaty purple. It retains its color, even in full sun, as long as its thirst is sated. Each 3-inch pot contains one Chocolate Coleus plant.

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ColorBlaze Dipt in Wine Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

'ColorBlaze Dipt in Wine' Coleus (Painted Nettle) is arguably one of the most richly colored coleus plants on the market. Depending upon the amount of sunlight, the leaves will be light-infused gold to bright green with a velvety-looking, fantastically opulent burgundy coating. Then, along each delicately scalloped edge, a fine golden lining. Each 3-inch pot contains one ColorBlaze Dipt in Wine Coleus plant.

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Dark Star Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Dark Star' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant offers deep purple, scalloped-edged, rounded leaves growing on a tidy and compact plant. Slow-growing but mightily sturdy, this coleus performs well in containers or beds. Each 3-inch pot contains one Dark Star Coleus plant.

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Gold Lace Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

Our 'Gold Lace' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant produces foliage that emerges a brilliant yellowy-chartreuse, rimmed and veined in burgundy, then maturing to a mellow gold with very striking rich red midribs and veins. The effect on the eyes is a collage of color that is simply gorgeous and heart-warming. Each 3-inch pot contains one Gold Lace Coleus plant.

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Hot Lava Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Hot Lava' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant is liable to bring the fire department running to your home. The fiery red foliage seems to come alive with the combination of serration and ruffled edges and the intense color combinations of deep pink, red and orange. Add to that the chocolate splotches throughout and this is one hot number. This vividly-colored plant will add hot pizzazz to your beds or mixed container plantings! Each 3-inch pot contains one Hot Lava Coleus plant.

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Kingswood Torch Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

Our 'Kingswood Torch' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant produces brilliant magenta, sometimes orangey-magenta foliage, is widely variegated with rich burgundy-brown all throughout the summer and with scalloped leaves that are rimmed in bright chartreuse. No two leaves will be the same and the whole effect can be quite breathtaking! Planted in a container, it will add drama and height. Each 3-inch pot contains one Kingswood Torch Coleus plant.

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Mariposa Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Mariposa' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant is most likely named due to its dramatic, vivid coloring, combined with its large, down-turning leaves. Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish and it certainly has the brilliant coloring and wing-like foliage that would make you think of butterflies. This plant has wonderfully textured, royal purple leaves that give way to intensely pink, scalloped edges. These striking leaves are 6-8 inches long and tend to sweep towards the base of the plant. Pinch the blooms as they appear to maintain the very best color! Each 3-inch pot contains one Mariposa Coleus plant.

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Red Planet Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Red Planet' Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant displays deeply serrated and scalloped, pointy, velvety leaves that show off every color you might expect to find on Mars. In hues from purply-pink to the richest wine, and even with the occasional margin, leaf tip or almost whole leaf splashed with creamy sunspots, you never know quite what to expect. That's exactly why you'll want to grow this one! Each 3-inch pot contains one Red Planet Coleus plant.

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Tapestry Coleus Plant

Price $5.50

‘Tapestry’ Coleus (Painted Nettle) is one of the more vibrant and vividly colored plants, having clearly defined patterns, just as on a finely woven tapestry. The edges of each pointed leaf are decorated with mottled medium green and burgundy scallops, the central portion along the midrib of each leaf being absent of the darker decoration, instead displaying a wonderfully bright pink following the leaf’s natural venation, creating a mosaic-type patterning. The pink spreads as the leaf ages, mellowing to a lighter pink, and almost erasing the burgundy, creating a most pleasing, multi-pink-shaded spectacle. Each 3-inch pot contains one Tapestry Coleus plant.