Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’

Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’ on 5-21-15, #260-7.

Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’
Plectranthus scutellarioides
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Solenostemon scutellarioides
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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’.

Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’ on 6-14-15, #268-17.

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.


Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’ on 6-27-15, #270-15.

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.


Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’ on 7-12-15, #271-13.

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.


Coleus ‘Florida Sunshine’ on 10-3-15, #272-9.

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.

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