Coleus ‘Big Blonde’, Stained Glassworks™

Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ on 6-11-12, #99-23.

Coleus Stained Glassworks™ Big Blonde
Plectranthus scutellarioides
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Syn.
Solenostemon scutellarioides
sol-en-oh-STEM-on skew-tell-ar-ee-OH-ih-deez

My first experience with this AWESOME Coleus was in 2014 when I was living in the mansion in Mississippi. I am pretty sure it came from Pleasant Acres Nursery in Leland, Mississippi but my notes don’t say. This plant grew and grew and became quite large.

Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ on 5-1-12, #88-3.

I am not 100% sure where this Coleus originated from. It is trademarked under the name Stained Glassworks™ ‘Big Blonde’ possibly from Monrovia. One website said the originator was Ecke, which would possibly be the Ecke Ranch… SO, I am just not sure.

Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ on 5-26-12, #94-6.

No matter where it came from, who trademarked the name, or who the originator was, this is one of the many great Coleus cultivars available.

Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ on 6-2-12, #95-22.

Growing to a height and spread or around 36”, Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ will make a dramatic display in your bed or container.

Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ on 7-3-12, #107-40.

The bright chartreuse leaves and maroon stems of Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ make a bright addition to the garden.

A moth on a leaf of the Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ on 7-13-12, #110-13.

I saw this moth one morning and thought it would make a good photo.

Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ on 8-12-12, #115-36.

I had to borrow a friend’s camera for a while and his brightness settings were not set correctly. I didn’t know that until after I took MANY photos…

Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ cuttings overwintering in the west sunroom of the mansion on 11-27-12, #134-4.

I took cuttings of several of the Coleus I grew in 2012 so I could overwinter them for 2013. Unfortunately, I moved back to the farm in mid-Missouri and left the cuttings with a friend. I have not found any Coleus ‘Big Blonde’ at any of the greenhouses or garden centers since.

If you haven’t tried growing the Coleus ‘Big Blonde’, I suggest you give it a try. I think you will really like it.

I hope you have found this information helpful. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them.

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