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Shade Tolerant Plants

Plants for shady sites. These are plants that are either tolerant of shade ranging to those that thrive in shady conditions and may sulk in the heat and intensity of summer sun. Most of these will tolerate a short period of cool sunlight for an hour or two very early in the day or in the very late evening as well as filtered shade (as an amateur photographer I think of the period when light is in the warm yellow tones) and we try to denote that in our descriptions and under the 'Outdoor Light' heading. Sunlight intensity in the northern hemisphere is lower at more northerly latitudes than those that are at more southerly latitudes and are closer to the equator. For example, the French or Mophead Hydrangea generally prefers lower intensity light levels but still need enough sunlight to set buds and flower well. In the north they can be grown as full sun plants whereas in the southern portion of the US they will do best where they receive shade during the hottest portion of the day like on the east side of a structure. Otherwise, even if the soil is moist they are unable to pull moisture up from the root zone through transpiration fast enough to keep the foliage turgid (non-wilting) but are typically soon back to their old self once the light intensity drops enough for them to catch back up.

 

Under the Sea™ Barracuda Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Barracuda', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! The new growth emerges primarily yellow that deepens through magenta and occasional flecks of glittery neon green into a large deep eggplant heart at the wide midvein. The foliage is edged in large sharp pointed teeth and ages to shades of magenta and purple and may have more greens and yellows where shaded. Under the Sea™ Barracuda is a compact well-branched, sun or shade tolerant, naturally evergreen tropical plant with an semi-mounding habit, growing to about 15-18"H x 10-14"W. Super easy and bright reliable color from spring to frost in both containers, as specimen plantings or in mixed container gardens, and the garden and landscape. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12508

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Black Coral Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Black Coral', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! Mysterious and intriguing! Dark, velvety, quilted foliage in shades of deep purple and black may be edged in a narrow band of lilac along the deeply cut rounded lobes and with more prominent black veining sometimes accented by rich purples nearing magenta at the leaf base. Mix Under the Sea™ Black Coral Coleus with pumpkin orange for an even scarier Halloween! This is a mound forming, heat and sunloving, naturally evergreen, tropical plant purrfectly suited for mixing into container gardens or as a uniquely colored specimen plant if paired with a contrastingly colored container or background. Spot it into the garden and landscape where it can compliment or contrast with neighboring foliage and flowers. Under the Sea™ Black Coral Coleus grows to about 12-18"H x 18-24"W. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12509

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Copper Coral Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Copper Coral', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

Needs a warning sign! The fiery colored, feathery foliage sports a brilliant red and intense orange heart edged in a broad band of fiery yellow to neon green. It sports a deep purple midvein abruptly changing to magenta at the transition from orange to yellow. The newest growth emerges a deep eggplant purple edged in neon green. Under the Sea™ Copper Coral Coleus has a densely branching, upright to rounded habit perfectly suited for mixed container gardens, larger window boxes, or as magnificent container specimens. Set your garden and landscape ablaze from spring to frost with this head turning, traffic stopping, somebody call the fire department, heat and sunloving tropical! Grows to about 18-24" high and wide. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12515

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Electric Eel Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Electric Eel', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! Talk about head turning, traffic stopping color! The amazing combination of medium to large neon magenta foliage and the intense neon green frilly rounded edging is truly electrifying without being gaudy. A narrow maroon band separates the two intense colors and further defining the frill of chartreuse lobes. Under the Sea™ Electric Eel Coleus is a sun and shade tolerant, shrub-like, naturally evergreen tropical with a densely branching upright to rounded habit to about 18-24"H x 18-24"W. Mix and match in containers as a thriller, specimen plant, or plant it in small groupings, enmasse, or in sweeps to make a statement in gardens and landscapes for spring to frost color. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12510

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Fancy Koi Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Fancy Koi', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! Like the fins of a prized butterfly koi, the finely cut, deeply lobed dark red-orange foliage is edged in starkly contrasting yellow to chartreuse with dark burgundy veining running through the dark heart of the leaf. Under the Sea™ Fancy Koi Coleus is a sun and shade tolerant, shrub-like, naturally evergreen tropical with a densely branching upright to rounded habit to about 18-24"H x 18-24"W. Perfectly suited to container culture either as a specimen plant or as a thriller in mixed company or add it to the garden and landscape for a fiery tropical look from spring to frost. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12511

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Fire Coral Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Fire Coral', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! The feathery, deeply cut, fine-textured foliage is extremely dark purple, nearing black at its heart, abruptly changing to starkly contrasting fiery yellow that may be overlaid with red and with red, magenta, to fuchsia net-like veining. Where shaded the bright yellow border may change to a deep green creating a dark foil for the brilliant fiery yellow bordered outer leaves. Under the Sea™ Fire Coral Coleus is a naturally rounded mound forming, heat and sun-loving, naturally evergreen tropical that is perfectly suited to use in hanging baskets, as a head turning specimen container, or utilize it as a thriller or filler in mixed company. Set the garden and landscape ablaze from spring to frost with this super colorful Coleus! Grows to about 12-18"H x 18-24"W. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12512

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Fishnet Gold Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Fishnet Gold', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! The medium to large frilly edged deep golden yellow foliage is accented by deep red to dark magenta lacy net-like veining. Under the Sea™ Fishnet Gold Coleus develops into an upright to rounded, shrub-like, naturally evergreen tropical growing to about 18-24"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart. Utilize this and sun-loving Coleus as a colorful container specimen, as a filler or thriller in mixed container gardens, as well as in medium-sized window boxes. Add it to the garden and landscape for a warm tropical splash of color from spring to frost. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12516

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Fishnet Red Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Fishnet Red', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! The softly textured foliage originates as a dark purple to deep burgundy heart and midvein that fades into magenta secondary veining overlaying contrasting sunny yellows and rich green along the rounded frilly edging. Green and purple shades may be more predimonant in shade. Under the Sea™ Fishnet Red Coleus is a naturally upright to rounded, medium-sized selection growing to about 18-24" high and wide. Perfectly suited for use as a specimen in containers or use it as a thriller or filler in mixed container gardens as well as for color in the garden and landscape from spring until first frost. Sun to shade tolerant. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12525

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 20-24"H x 20-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Golden Guppy Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Golden Guppy', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! Add a little sunshine to your day! The frilly edged golden orange to bright sunny yellow foliage is narrowly edged in contrasting shades of neon green. The thick foliage is rain resistant and is sun to shade tolerant. Under the Sea™ Golden Guppy Coleus has a low compact habit developing into a neat dense mound of fine textured foliage. Sure to bring a little tropical sun to any setting! Perfectly suited to containers and hanging baskets as a specimen or in mixed company or use it to add an intense spot of sunshine to the garden and landscape. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12518

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 8-12"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ King Crab Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'King Crab', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

Turn up the heat with this steamy Coleus! The large rounded foliage is predominantly in shades of rusty reds and dark oranges overlaid with dark purple veining and edged with spine-like teeth tipped in chartreuse. The purples may increase on older or shaded foliage. Under the King Crab™ Coleus is a vigorous upright, sturdily stemmed selection eventually rounding out to a robust 18-24" high and wide. Plant it with chartreuse or yellow foliaged plants for eye-popping contrast. Makes an easy and colorful, tropical looking container specimen, add it to large mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape to spice up your summer. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12517

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Lime Shrimp Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Lime Shrimp', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New for 2020! The deeply lobed bright neon green to medium lime green, curving foliage is edged in deep purple to burgundy occasionally tossing in yellow and fuchsia hues on the young sometimes solid purple new growth. Under the Sea™ Lime Shrimp Coleus is a compact, densely growing semi-dwarf plant growing to about 12-18"H x 12-18"W. Its small stature lends it to use in containers or near the front of the garden or landscape. Sun to shade tolerant. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12523

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-18"W space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Pink Reef Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Pink Reef', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

Pretty in pink! The elongated deeply lobed, medium textured, wavy foliage is predominantly a deep neon to rosy pink accented with magenta veining and is edged with a narrow contrasting line of neon green and eggplant purple. Under the Sea™ Pink Reef Coleus is a densely branching, upright to rounded, medium-sized sized plant growing to about 20-24" high and wide. Makes a head turning specimen in containers or use it as a thriller or filler in mixed container gardens, in window boxes, as well as for an electrifying splash of color in the garden and landscape from spring until first frost. Sun to shade tolerant. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12524

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 20-24"H x 20-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Pink Tuna Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Pink Tuna', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! The new, ruffled, frilly-edged, large tropical foliage is bordered in lavender quickly deepening into a broad band of fuchsia surrounding the well defined deep crimson heart and leafbase. The foliage matures to have a solid band of lavender surrounding a deep maroon heart. Under the Sea™ Pink Tuna Coleus is a heat loving, full sun to shade tolerant, upright to rounded, densely branched, naturally evergreen, tropical shrub-like member of the mint family. Super easy and bright reliable color from spring to frost in both containers, as specimen plantings or in mixed container gardens, and the garden and landscape. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12501

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 20-24"H x 20-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Red Coral Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Red Coral', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

The fine textured, deeply cut round lobed foliage is predominantly magenta and fuchsia edged in contrasting shades of yellow, neon green, and dark purple. Under the Sea™ Red Coral Coleus is duckfoot coleus-like in form and habit with mounding to trailing tendencies perfectly suited for hanging baskets, as a filler or spiller in mixed container gardens where it will lace its way in and among its neighbors never minding their shade. Utilize its mounding and trailing habit as a groundcover in the garden and landscape. May be best suited to sites where it receives shade during the hottest portion of the day in hot summer climates. Grows to about 12-18" high 16-20" wide. Item# 12526

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-18"W space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade, Mostly sunny, Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Red Snapper Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Red Snapper', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! Talk about POP! The intensely colored, large, tropical-looking, frilly scallop edged, ruffled foliage is centered by a dark velvety quilted heart in shades of eggplant, dark maroon, burgundy, and purple with lighter veining and is surrounded by a broad band of starkly contrasting, glowing magenta with fine veins of hot fuchsia. Under the Sea™ Red Snapper Coleus is a traffic stopping, head turning addition to containers as a thriller or filler and as specimen plant, as well as in the garden and landscape for color from spring to frost. This is a mound forming coleus growing to about 12-18"H x 18-24"W.  Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12513

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Apricot Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Sea Monkey Apricot', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

The small, lacily edged, softly textured foliage is predominantly sunny yellow to near white at its heart aging to a light apricot with hints of pastel purple and is edged in a narrow band of bright green, purple, and or magenta. Foliage colors may range more into green and purple tones in shade. Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Apricot Coleus is a compact, densely branched, naturally rounded, mound forming, naturally evergreen tropical eventually building to about 10-12"H x 18-22"W. Perfectly sized for small containers, hanging baskets, small to medium sized window boxes or add it to the garden and landscape for continuous color from spring to frost. Rated a 4.8 in 2016 at the UGA Trial Gardens! Item# 12527

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 10-12"H x 20-22"W space about 4-6" apart
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade, Mostly sunny, Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Purple Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Sea Monkey Purple', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

In rich Mardi colors, the fine-textured dainty foliage can be uniformly purple edged in a narrow contrasting band of bright green and with brilliant fuchsia to magenta hearts and midveins that turn to deep purple at the leaf stem or petiole all with a contrasting rich magenta reverse. The colors can also be randomly splashed across the entire leaf and may be more in the green and purple tones in shade. Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Purple is a dwarf upright to rounded, densely branched, fine-textured plant growing to about 5-7"H x 5-7" wide. Perfectly sized for smaller containers, smaller window boxes, on a windowsill or tabletop, in terrariums, or utilize it as a low growing spring to fall riot of color in the garden and landscape. The dwarf Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Coleus are generally recommended for part shade to shade, especially in hot summer climates. Rated a 4.9 in 2016 at the UGA Trial Gardens! Item# 12528

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 5-7"H x 6-8"W space about 4-6" apart
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade, Mostly sunny, Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Rust Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Sea Monkey Rust', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

The small, lacily edged, softly textured foliage is predominantly sunny yellow overlaid with wide light reddish-orange midveins. The frilly edging is laced in bright green abruptly changing to deep purples, bright fuchsia and deep magenta at leaf tips. Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Rust Coleus is a dwarf upright to rounded, densely branched, fine-textured plant growing to about 5-7"H x 5-7" wide. Perfectly sized for smaller containers, smaller window boxes, on a windowsill or tabletop, in terrariums, or utilize it as a low growing spring to fall riot of color in the garden and landscape. The dwarf Under the Sea™ Sea Monkey Coleus are generally recommended for part shade to shade, especially in hot summer climates. Rated a 4.9 in 2016 at the UGA Trial Gardens! Item# 12529

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 5-7"H x 6-8"W space about 4-6" apart
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade, Mostly sunny, Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Under the Sea™ Sea Urchin Neon Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Sea Urchin Neon', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

The narrow strappy, medium textured mop of foliage is variably colored in bright greens and yellows with large brilliant patches of contrasting neon magenta and deep purple shades. The newer leaves may be predominantly neon yellow and neon green. Under the Sea™ Sea Urchin Neon Coleus is a dwarf mound forming plant building to about 5-10" high and 8-10" wide. It is perfectly suited as a specimen plant for smaller containers for tabletop or windowsill enjoyment, as well as in small mixed container gardens or spot it in along the border of the garden and landscape as a colorful spring to frost accent. These dwarf Coleus can also be used in medium to large terrariums to add a colorful tropical flair. The dwarf Under the Sea™ Sea Urchin Coleus are generally recommended for part shade to shade, especially in hot summer climates. Rated a perfect 5.0 in 2016 at the UGA Trial Gardens! Item# 12530

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 5-10"H x 8-10"W space about 6" apart
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade, Mostly sunny, Full sun
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The large, palmate, tropical-looking, glossy deep green foliage of this Variegated Fatsia is splashed with nicely contrasting bright creamy white making this a standout in shaded gardens. Large loose clusters to 18" or more across are composed of 1" to 1-1/2" diameter, ball-shaped white flowers that are produced in fall to winter attracting an amazing number of mainly smaller pollinators and are followed by 1/4" diameter green berries that ripen to black. Fatsia or Japanese Aralia makes an excellent choice for shaded locations and develops into a medium to large, often multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an initially slow rate of growth that increase to moderate once plants are well-established. Makes a wonderful specimen, informal hedge, or container plant for indoors or out. Provide Fatsia with an average moist, fertile, acidic soil rich in organic matter with average or better drainage. Item# 9305

Grows To: 3-6'H x 3-6'W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Bright shade, Shade, Cool AM or filtered sunlight
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Clusters of maroon to purple, lightly fragrant flowers are produced in early spring among the newly emerging, beautifully and heavily variegated creamy yellow, bronze, and green new growth that matures to cream, white, and green. The Variegated Five-Leaf Akebia is an adaptable and vigorous, twining, semi-evergreen to deciduous vine with few pest or disease issues. Even though it is variegated it readily tolerates full sun conditions. Provide an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil and is tolerant of periodic drought once fully established. If cross-pollinated by another Akebia with different genetics, such as a seedling or different cultivar of Akebia quinata, it may produce 3-4" long purplish fruit. Hand pollination may be required to ensure good fruit set. The foliage alone is beautiful enough to make this plant worthy of a spot in the garden on a sturdy fence, trellis, or arbor. Item# 12049

Grows To: To 30'H but can be easily maintained on a smaller trellis or other support
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Variegated Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandeegeana 'Variegata'

The Variegated Red Shrimp Plant produces a continuous display of upright to arching spikes composed of large showy maroon bracts from which the individual maroonish-red and white tubular flowers emerge in spring and summer to year round under warm tropical conditions. This plant has exceptional flower power along with beautifully variegated foliage that is flecked and splotched with creamy white. Use as a container plant specimen and in mixed container gardens as well as in the garden and landscape. The common Shrimp Plant, Justicia brandegeeana, is a heat loving, naturally evergreen, bushy, tropical plant with dark olive green foliage and grows to about 24" high by about 18" wide. It is both full sun and bright shade tolerant but tends to have the densest branching habit where it receives at least 4 hours or more of direct sunlight. Provide an average to well-drained, moderately fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Attracts hummingbirds and the occasional larger butterfly and is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Item# 710

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,(9A?,8B?)
Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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VELVET™ Diva Plectranthus

Plectranthus 'TNPLEVD' PPAF, PBRAF

The spring to frost display of tall dense spikes of tubular, almost batface-like purple and lavender flowers are held above the neat mounds of dark purple-tinged deep green foliage. VELVET™ Diva Plectranthus is a breakthrough for this easy to grow, showy tropical and has a nice, almost formal, densely branching habit that doesn't require pinching like the older Mona Lavender Plectranthus did. It makes a perfect container specimen for 8-10" pots for shaded to partially shaded areas like a porch or covered patio. VELVET™ Diva Plectranthus can also be used as a warm season annual shaded gardens and landscapes. It can tolerate cool direct sunlight, like early in the day or late in the evening, and filtered sunlight fairly well but will need shade during the hottest portions of the day, especially in areas with hot summer climates, to keep the foliage a dark healthy green. Provide a moist to average moist, fertile, well-drained soil for optimum growth and vigor. Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12865

Grows To: 18-22"H x 18-22"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Light shade, Filtered shade, Cool early AM or late PM sunlight

VELVET™ Starlet Plectranthus

Plectranthus 'Velvet Starlet' PPAF, PBRAF

The spring to frost display of tall dense spikes of tubular, almost batface-like flowers sport shades of bright rose, pure pink, and violet and are held above the neat mounds of the purple-tinged deep green foliage. VELVET™ Starlet Plectranthus is a breakthrough color for this easy to grow, showy tropical and has a nice, almost formal, densely branching habit that doesn't require pinching like the older Plectranthus did. It makes a perfect container specimen for 8-10" pots for shaded to partially shaded areas like a porch or covered patio. VELVET™ Starlet Plectranthus can also be used as a warm season annual shaded gardens and landscapes. It can tolerate cool direct sunlight, like early in the day or late in the evening, and filtered sunlight fairly well but will need shade during the hottest portions of the day, especially in areas with hot summer climates, to keep the foliage a dark healthy green. Provide a moist to average moist, fertile, well-drained soil for optimum growth and vigor. Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12864

Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Light shade, Filtered shade, Cool early AM or late PM sunlight

Under the Sea™ Barracuda Coleus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Barracuda', Plectranthus scuttelarioides, Solenostemon scuttelarioides, C. blumei

New in 2020! The new growth emerges primarily yellow that deepens through magenta and occasional flecks of glittery neon green into a large deep eggplant heart at the wide midvein. The foliage is edged in large sharp pointed teeth and ages to shades of magenta and purple and may have more greens and yellows where shaded. Under the Sea™ Barracuda is a compact well-branched, sun or shade tolerant, naturally evergreen tropical plant with an semi-mounding habit, growing to about 15-18"H x 10-14"W. Super easy and bright reliable color from spring to frost in both containers, as specimen plantings or in mixed container gardens, and the garden and landscape. Coleus prefer moist to average moist, fertile soils with average or better drainage. Item# 12508

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11, Annual in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W space about 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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US$9.99
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