Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’
I bought this variety of Coleus from Wagler’s Greenhouse in the spring of 2015. I transplanted it in the bed next to the north side of the house.
I looked online to see if I could find any information about this cultivar. There was hardly anything at all. SO, I guess this is my tribute to the Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’.
The leaf color of the Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’ is kind of a rusty red with borders and a few blotches of yellow. It has an upright growth habit. The older leaves get fairly good sized.
Some of the newer Coleus cultivars do well in full sun as well as part shade. This one is supposed to be one of those… I grew mine where it was mostly shaded by the house and it did perfectly fine. It did receive a few hours of afternoon sun and maybe a little in the morning.
Some of the newer cultivars don’t produce many flowers, if any, which is a pretty good thing. Um, this cultivar is NOT one of those varieties. You will need to pinch off the flowers to make this one look it’s best.
I did like how the newer leaves started out brighter then changed color with age.
Even though the scant information online says they grow 12-18 inches tall, I believe mine grew taller. I need to start measuring plants again I guess.
Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’ is not a patented name. SO, if you happen to recognize this Coleus by another name, they could very well be the same. It is likely this Coleus has been around for A LONG TIME being sold by many other names.
I had no problems with this Coleus. It was a strong and steady grower and very eager to please.
I hope you enjoyed my tribute to the Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine.’ If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them.