Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’

Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ on 5-21-17, #260-2.

Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’
Plectranthus scutellarioides
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Syn.
Solenostemon scutellarioides
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I bought my Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ in the spring of 2015. I didn’t find out much about this cultivar on the internet so I didn’t find out who the originator was.

Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ close-up on 5-21-15, #260-1.

At first, it somewhat resembled the Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ with maroon spots.

Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ on 6-14-17, #268-13.

This one has an upright growing habit and is said to grow 16-24” tall.

Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold on 6-27-15, #270-11.

Carefree and very NICE!

Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ on 7-12-17, #271-10.

The Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ doing very good! This Coleus was growing on one of my plant tables next to a shed where it received morning shade and afternoon sun. SO, I can easily say this plant is sun and heat tolerant as long as you keep it well watered and don’t allow the soil to completely dry out.

Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ on 10-3-15, #272-5.

As the season progressed and was coming toward the end, the leaves grew more colorful with more maroon coloring, almost looking like a different plant altogether.

Overall, I give Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold’ high ratings for its performance and color. I don’t think it flowered, as some of the newer hybrids don’t, which is also a plus.

If you like the Coleus you have grown and want it again for the next year, you should consider taking cuttings. New cultivars come out every spring and many times your favorites from before can’t be found.

If you have any questions or comments about Coleus ‘Bonnie Gold or want to share your experience, I would love to hear them.

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