Coleus ‘Electric Lime’®


Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ at 10″ tall on 10-12-11, #82-3.

Coleus ‘Electric Lime’
Plectranthus scutellarioides
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Solenostemon scutellarioides
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I bought my first Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ in 2011. I always buy one of these if I can find them because they are a great Coleus! They make any shady area brighter and seem to just glow. They are great planted next to plants with darker leaves for a contrasting color.

Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ on 6-11-12, #99-25.

It has been 6 years from the time I am writing this page from them I grew this plant. I think I overwintered the above pot of Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ as cuttings of the one in the first photo.


Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ on 7-3-12, #107-43.

Hardiness: Down to 32°F
Plant Habit: Upright
Water: Medium
Size: 14-28” tall x 16-24” wide
Light: Sun or shade
Uses: Beds, borders, containers

Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ on 6-1-14, #228-26.

When I moved back to Missouri in February 2013 I had to give up most of my plants. Was glad to find a Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ in 2014. I was sure I had one besides 2014 but I don’t have photos of any since then.


Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ next to the porch on the north side of the house on 7-12-14, #231-35.

Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ always does very well and I highly recommend it to anyone. If it flowers, like this one, it is best to pinch them off. The plants do much better.

ELECTRIC LIME® is a U.S. registered trademark of Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.

If you have any questions or comments about the Coleus ‘Electric Lime’ I would love to hear them.

2 comments on “Coleus ‘Electric Lime’®

  1. Anton says:

    Electric lime is now also one of my favourite staples along with a red and black one that I’m not quite sure what they’re called, hope to find out here. I only found ELime three years ago. It over winters for me very well in the garden but I take the tops off and root them in situ, the same pots and ground every year in the rainy season. They get tall and woody and prone to breaking in our winds otherwise. Refreshed they carry on being an absolute delight all season right up until I take the cuttings again the next year. At first I had “Wasabi” but this one I like better for the shade. That ever Spring chartreuse is indeed magical in the garden and does so brighten up a dappled shady area with a pool of its light where many other “Coleus” don’t prosper because of the lack of sun. I still have “Wasabi” it grew where I threw it luckily. I like it in the sun as it doesn’t turn quite so washed out yellow there like Electric lime does. Electric lime does turn very bright pale yellow in the sun here, maybe not quite as magical as its fecund chartreuse is in the shade, but that’s subjective of course. If you want yellow and your sun is intense…..

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    • Hello Anton! Electric Lime is definitely a favorite but I can’t always find it. The last couple of years the Coleus selection hasn’t been that good. I went through my first Coleus-less year. I found Electric Lime wintered well for me in Mississippi as cuttings better than bringing the whole plant inside. Thanks for the comment!


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